Juicy red berry fruits and bright acidity are the hallmarks of this wine, from an 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc blend. The tannic background is still there and does need to soften, so give the wine until 2017. This estate, one of six, has been in the Aubert family since before the French Revolution.
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