Rich and smoothly textured, this is rich with red berry fruits balanced by intense acidity. The structure is ripe, full of concentration from low-yield vines and ready for aging. Drink from 2017. This is from the Fer Servadou grape, similar to Cabernet Sauvignon, and known in Gaillac as Braucol. The estate, which spans both sides of the Tarn river, has been in the Hirissou family for six generations.
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