For those wine geeks amongst you, this is a Cru Bourgeous level wine (just above AOC for extra geekiness), but that's enough of that! The wine itself is a medium-bodied cab merlot blend that shows scents of cassis, tobacco leaf, earthy spices and toasty cedar on the nose. The palate is easy to come at with ripe dark fruits, toast and mocha flavours, friendly savoury tannins, and a dry, decent finish. It comes into it's own with some roasted red meats.
Appearance: Color of well-ripened cherries.
Nose: The nose is lifted with red fruits, spices and aromas of vanilla & chocolate. There are also some floral notes (violets).
Palate: The palate is complex with roasted notes of dry fruits, hazelnut and fresh almond, typical of good Cabernet Sauvignon of Médoc. Merlot brings finer, flowery, spicy and mineral (silica) notes, as well as chocolate. The whole is enveloped in a sensation of roundness/fullness in the mouth. The finish is long and balanced with finesse that suggests the wine will keep for many years. The tannins are softened and well integrated.
Food: Try with lamb or roasted white meats
Cellaring: A wine that will achieve full maturity a decade from the vintage, but which enjoys such balance that it can be enjoyed in its youth.