In a nutshell:
A stylish, elegant version of a classic left bank Bordeaux red.
Gravelly and flinty vineyards overlooking the northern end of the Gironde estuary surrounding the town of Bégadan supply the fruit that goes into this ripe and appealing Cru Bourgeois claret. In this part of Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant grape variety and forms around 70% of this blend with the remainder being mostly Merlot. After fermentation the wine spends 12 months in oak barriques (25% being new oak) which gives the finished wine supple and mature tannins, hence a good backbone and structure to balance its welcoming softness and ripe fruitiness. It's full of bold blackcurrant, cherry and chocolate flavours which fill the palate and lead onto a warm and lingering finish.
When to drink:
A modern take on a traditional Bordeaux, it's very versatile and great with stews, casseroles, roast beef or lamb, pates and mature cheeses.