A very good effort in 2013, this blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc was cropped at 31 hectoliters per hectare. It reveals good ripeness for this vintage along with tasty, elegant, black cherry fruit intermixed with hints of tobacco leaf and dusty, loamy undertones, and a medium-bodied mouthfeel. The tannin begins to dry out every so slightly, but this is a good St.-Julien in this tough vintage. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
Region: St Julien, Bordeaux, France
Varietal composition: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc