Bold, deep and concentrated on the nose. Ripe, fresh and so succulent with mouthwatering acidity and fleshy texture. Still so youthful, I love the upfront nature of the elements - it's characterful and has real personality with the bright strawberry and blackcurrant fruit underpinned by high acidity and offset by plush tannins. After a few seconds the primary fruit subsides leaving a host of menthol and wood spiced elements that provide the backbone - still quite apparent at the moment but they give a sense of the structure and provide nuance and layers of flavour. A mighty wine that could be kept a few more years before opening. Grapes come from clay-limestone hilltop vineyards of Grezillac in the Entre-deux-Mers. From the Andre Lurton stable, now overseen by Jacques Lurton, also of Chateau Couhins Lurton, La Louviere, Rochemorin, Cruzeau and Barbe Blanche.
A 60/40 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 12 months in 20% new oak barrels. by Decanter, GH, 2022.
Deep ruby-red color scattered with purple highlights. The nose is very attractive and fruity, revealing a delicious array of fresh fruit notes (cherry, plum, blackberry), underpinned by subtle hints of spice. Very round, delicious and balanced. Ideally paired with grilled red meats and cheese platters.