52% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc Deep colour. Fresh dark plum, black currant strawberry aromas with herb garden notes. Generous and supple with very attractive cassis,’ strawberry plum fruits, fine slinky chalky tannins and underlying espresso notes. Finishes with a tannin plume. Lovely wine . Powerful and silky with aromatic complexity.
94 points, Andrew Caillard MW.
Saint -Estèphe, with 1,377 hectares under vine is the largest of the major Bordeaux appellations in the Medoc. Located in the most northern part of the Left Bank, on average, 585,000 cases of wine are produced each year. The soils see a rich mixture of rocks, clay, limestone and gravel that rests on the surface and of course below, deep in the terroir. Beneath the surface lies a complex blend of different soils, sub soils and terroir. Over the past several decades, the general trend in the Saint -Estèphe vineyards has been to add more Merlot, which has added a lot of softness to the tannins and the wines. Merlot works well in the appellation due to the large amount of clay found in the soils. in the appellation due to the large amount of clay found in the soils.