This quiet but unmistakably serious winemaker has provided us with a series of irreproachable, honest and unflashy wines over the years. His genius is to prove that the Merlot is a grape which, when grown in the right place, can offer more than easy charm.
(80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) Many of you have fond memories of the 1999 vintage of this wine. The 2007 was an absolute standout in a comparative Bordeaux tasting that we conducted for its classy scent, silky texture and overall sheen of aristocracy. Really super wine.