You won’t find many French Cabernets at this price point, and Gerard Bertrand does a nice job in building a bargain wine that fights above its weight class. Look for bold raspberry, blackberry and violets with light spice on the nose. It’s smooth and fruity on the palate with just a lick of oak spice and a fair amount of acidity.
Deep ruby-purple colour with an earthy, cedary, black-cherry nose; dry, spicy flavours of tobacco and black cherry; full-bodied, with firm tannins which are a touch green. Needs time.
Attractive floral-and-yellow-fruit profile is revealed on the nose with ripe yellow-fruit flavours showing some tropical character. Clean, fresh acidity and mineral notes show exemplary appellation style. Finishes quite dry.
Elegant and layered with plum, berry, earth and mineral; medium-bodied with silky tannins and a long, long persistent finish. A great value from one of Tuscany’s most underrated producers. Food-versatile and will pair with everything from ribollita to stew chicken to grilled pork chops.
Dark purple and slightly floral with aromas and flavours of crushed blackberries, cherries and hints of liquorice, spice and tobacco, fairly dry tannins and a little austere due to its youth. Very well constructed and extremely interesting with great potential to age. A blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional.
A lot of wine here for the money. The nose reveals pear, butter, citrus and subtle spice notes from the French oak barrels. It’s well balanced on the palate with a mélange of pear, apple and citrus, integrated spice and good vibrancy through the finish.