Mid crimson. Really perfumed. I am noticing the Petit Verdot a lot in this vintage – even a small percentage seems to add a floral quality, as here. The fruit is ripe and plummy in this unusually Merlot-dominant blend. Then dark and chewy on the palate, with oak spice rather than oak sweetness. A distinctive wine in this line up. Firm, dark and yet supple. Persistent too.
Owned by negociant company Dourthe, this estate has produced a richly textured wine in this vintage. Its blend is unusual for the Médoc with 88% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and a touch of Petit Verdot. It's a juicy, rich wine, jammy but with acidity to keep freshness. ROGER VOSS, Wine Enthusiast.