A wonderful Chateau that punches well above its station. From 54ha they make fragrant and structured wines with great balance and subtle layers.
Out of a half bottle this wine is in its peak drinking window, blue berries and currants with the more leathery and animale savoury notes. There is still acid and tannin with a great length of flavour. Drink it over the next few years with salumi and cheese.
Haut Medoc – A catch all appellation that is about 60km long on the left bank of Bordeaux. There are few classified vineyards in this generic appellation and no discernible regional style. There are however, a handful of wonderful wines that are often overlooked, are great value and ultimately are great Bordeaux.
Cabernet Sauvignon – The noble variety of Bordeaux’s left bank. Firm tannins, a streak of acidity and punctuated by flavours of cassis, violets, spice and leather. The best examples can age for the long term. Although Cabernet does often require blending with Merlot, Cabernet Franc or Shiraz to fix the hole it has in its middle palate.
2005 – One of the great vintages of Bordeaux. Ripe and powerful they will live for a long time. Near perfect growing conditions meant almost everyone made a lovely wine.