A blend of 79% Merlot 21% Cabernet Franc.
On the nose, this clear ruby wine has aromas of redcurrants, cranberry, along with lifted mint and aniseed notes.
This spicy, medium bodied wine has flavours of red cherries and plum. Hints of liquorice, black olives, smokey dark chocolates and espresso combine well for a long finish.
Fine grained tannins back up this well balanced wine.
A very good wine. Great effort for what was meant to have been an “off” vintage in Bordeaux. Goes to show, a good wine merchant will help you find the gems.
Sample from Airoldi Fine Wines. RRP $65
Tasted 26th & 27th February 2014
I tasted this wine and 3 others over the course of 2 days. On the second day I paired the wines with a simply grilled steak and a truffled salt “dip” to see how it would go with food. All showed they lean towards being more of a food wine.