This spicy wine is produced by the Mau family. It has an attractive cinnamon element, a touch of toast, and a concentrated texture that brings out a tropical fruit character. Rich and perfumed, this has a great note of ginger snap on the finish.
Owned by the Mau family, this estate situated just above the Garonne river south of Bordeaux, is home to an exciting range of red wines. The white is more standard fare, full, soft, with green plum flavors, but given a lift to finish by a touch of wood.
I know Bordeaux isn’t known for being fruit-driven, but this paucity of fruit in a wine that’s 50% Merlot (from a vintage that favored this variety’s development) is hard to fathom. Leather and old wood combine with earth and mushrooms. There’s decent weight and intensity here, so if these are flavors you look for this is an example to seek out.