In a nutshell:
A plummy, ripe and round Claret from vineyards neighbouring Fronsac on the Right Bank.
Buisson-Redon is owned by the Fronsac estate of Château Mayne-Vieil and the vineyards lie just outside the appellation which is why it's classified as AOC Bordeaux. The thirty year old vines are 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc and, after fermentation, partially aged in oak which brings the right level of smoothness and elegance. Soft and welcoming, it has a ripe, round and plummy nose with a hint of wood spice and nutmeg. It's quite full bodied and well structured with gentle tannins that lead to velvety finish.
When to drink:
A good value, honest claret which is very versatile and good with farmhouse cheeses, or pork, lamb and beef dishes.