“Wonderful aromas of blackcurrants and violets. Very fresh. Full-bodied, vivid and firm-textured. Very long and focused.” - JS
Over the past 20 or 30 years this estate bordering Margaux has seen quite the revival. These are sleek and harmonious wines that drink well above their price-point. Just ask the enthusiastic critics who gave it quite the round of applause (and points). Decanter loved the “walls of spice and smoke set against powerful cassis and bilberry,” while Wine Enthusiast called out the “succulent texture and ripe fruit.” All agreed you’d be wise to resist diving in too soon, as these wines reward a little time in the cellar. When the price catches up to the quality, you’ll still be happily enjoying your 2018 from the good old high-value days.
Blackberry, blackcurrant leaf, vanilla, crushed hazelnut and gravel on the nose. Violets, too. It’s medium-bodied with firm, integrated tannins. Chewy and polished. Cool and mineral with a tight finish. Give it some time. Try from 2024.