This Bordeaux blend of 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc is powerfully sculpted with dense, brooding tannins balanced out by a lively kick of acidity. The intense black fruit is inky, with a bitter medicinal twist on the finish.
A brilliant ensemble that cries out for a hearty stew or a slab of beef. It could also do with a couple more years in bottle to tame its tannins.
Winter was quite mild and rainy. Spring warmer than usually allowed an erlier bud breaking, ten days ahead than normal period. April was quite warm and good rainfall in May and June helped the vines to have a perfect growing. Summer was never too warm with cold nights, that allowed a excellent grape ripening. Last days of August temperature above seasonal average made the harvest start in the first days of September. Grapes were healthy, rich, and very well balanced.
Serving suggestions: 16° pairing with pork, game.