Red Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah
The colour is quite deep, still impenetrable with a rather black core. The nose is fairly intense. I would say it has a slightly old-fashioned sharp to it with some stable notes, some leather, slightly funky spiciness, together with ripe dark fruit, plum, dark berries and leather. The palate is generous and ripe with a quite full body. It is still a bit youthful with present tannin. I suppose in terms of texture we should give it another year to round off some of that tannic sensation. Attractive fruit there, with dark fruit yet with a good acidity. Then we have some more of that slightly animal gamey spiciness, some raw meat, some leather. Some dried spices on the finish. Medium to long finish. With a slight presence of those tannins. Slightly dried sensation on the finish. So a slightly old-fashioned charm, as I said. Traditional style that should certainly develop with some more age.