Dark ruby with a garnet core. Spicy and herbal on the nose. Minty, jammy and refined. A fine example of earthy and layered style from a great vintage. Well-integrated and fine tannins. Cabernet Franc (40%), Cabernet Sauvignon (35%) and Merlot (25%), matured 1st 12 months in older (3rd & 4th fill) French oak and next 12 months in new French oak (50%) and 2nd fill French oak (50%).
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge (2020) – 96 points