From the north of the Haut-Médoc, just outside Saint-Estèphe, this wine has a predominance of Cabernet Sauvignon. That yields black-currant fruit and tight tannins. The spice from wood aging will integrate as it matures to give a rich juicy wine. Drink from 2020.
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