This feels balanced and fresh. Juicy fruits with aromas of cream and almonds. A lovely long finish. Tastes a little like those minty chocolates you get to have at the end of a dinner party. A delight.
This blend of merlot, cab franc and a little dash of malbec is nine years old. These three grapes make up many classic blends in Bordeaux. You can really taste the cab franc in here though, with its classically herbal aroma. Château Franc, where Sophie Hozlberg makes her wine, is further inland than most of Bordeaux's vineyards. This means the climate is more continental, and less moderated by the ocean.