A small 12ha property owned by Mr Lagardere. A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine is elegant, full bodied and distinguished. Robust red berry and cherry aromas follow through to blackberries and liquorice on the palate.
Early-ripening Merlot is the most widely-planted grape variety in Bordeaux. It expresses its full potential on cool soils, producing smooth wines with a great deal of color, roasted aromas, and flavors reminiscent of red fruit (such as plums) and figs after ageing in bottle for several years.
Cabernet Franc ripens earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon. It is an excellent complementary grape variety that rarely makes up the majority of the final blend. It adds freshness, finesse, and aromatic complexity as well as hints of raspberry and violet.