A lively, fresh, red-fruited wine, with a good balance between new wood flavors, spice and intense fruit. This is a great wine to drink now, with its direct fruit flavors backed with tight tannins.
Perfumed with new wood aromas and violets, this is a full-bodied wine, its tannins blending into sweet plum and cranberry juice flavors. The wood is finely judged, giving a rounded feel to the finish, along with the acidity.
Under the same ownership as Château Caronne-Saint-Gemme, this, too is in a soft, ripe style, which would benefit from early drinking. It’s attractive, lightly toasty and with good black fruits and acidity.