Superripe Merlot has pushed up the alcohol in this wine. It gives a rich, opulent texture of blackberry jam flavors that are well balanced by the acidity and perfumed character. The broad, generous character gets a fresh lift from the final acidity. Drink from 2018. This Guinjard family wine is 95% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon from a 19-acre vineyard.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.