This blend of Malbec and Cabernet Franc comes from one of the chateaus that uses the Marmande cooperative winery facilities. The wine, with its high proportion of Malbec, shows firm tannins as well as juicy blackberry fruits. The wine does have a crisper component that will show more strongly as it ages further. Drink from 2017.
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.