Scents of ripe red fruit and spice evolve to sweet cherry in the mouth with a lick of vanilla. Easy tannins have just enough bite, with food-friendly acidity and light tannic grip on the finish.
Mondeuse is a grape originating in the region. Dark red. Fresh, fruity/spicy nose with earthy notes. Flavours of dark cherry and plum in the mouth, juicy texture in a dry tannic background. Short but clean finish. Ready to drink.
This vineyard dates to the Middle Ages. Respect. This blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is splashed with 2% Petit Verdot before a year in oak (approximately 50% is new). Severe in youth, as befitting a Bordeaux Superieur, this carries smoked stones, branchy tobacco and tight cassis on its strict form. There's a wee cushion of black plum and blacker cherry on the mid-palate, but this strips back quickly to the tight, bitter-edged and powdery finish. Simple, classical, and proper; drink now with roast beef and Yorkshire pudding or hold for a couple of years in the cellar.
Medium ruby. Fresh red fruits (raspberry, cherry) and dry earth. Light to medium body, soft, tender tannins, nice fruity taste. Simple and delicious. More fruit in the not-too-short finish. Drink up.
Bright ruby. Red flowers, spices, ripe red fruits and light earth notes in an engaging nose. Light to medium body, fresh fruity taste with notes of fruit stones energized by a bright acidity and slightly firm tannins. Nice fruity finish. Drink within 2 to 3 years.
Deep ruby in colour, this Syrah/Grenache blend shows a floral, cedary nose of blackberry and raspberry. Medium-bodied, it's dry and well-balanced with savoury-herbal flavours of black fruits freshened by zesty acidity.
Cahors in Southwest France has been making Malbec-based wines for centuries, but Argentina has stolen their thunder. You might like to try the French version though. It’s dense purple in colour with a cedary nose of plums and violets. It’s medium- to full-bodied, dry and fruity, firmly structured with a sour cherry flavour and lively acidity.