Region: Saint-Estèphe, Medoc, Bordeaux

Tasting Notes: Tight fruit notes of blackberry, black currant and cassis balanced with mushroom, graphite, leather and smoke. Elegant tannins lead to a persistent finish of tobacco and hints of mint.

Blend: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Hold Time: Now or up to 15 years

Alcohol: 14%

Pair With: Roasted lamb or game meats, ribeye or fatty steak. Tomato based pasta or a bordelaise sauce. Aged cheeses like Mimolette or Gouda, or a sharp cheddar.