Produced for BBR by Chateau Feytit-Clinet, AOC/AOP Pomerol 2011, Bordeaux, France.
Cool clay rich soils which suit merlot. Natural cork closure, 14% abv; BBR £20.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance – deep intensity ruby, showing tears.
Nose – clean on the nose, with a pronounced intensity, developing, with aromas of bright red fruit – red cherry, red plum juice and raspberry, stewed red fruit and a spicy note.
Palate – a dry wine, with medium (+) acidity, integrated medium (+) grippy tannins, medium (+) alcohol, medium (+) body, medium intensity flavours of macerated red fruits – spicy cherry, red plum with an earthy/dark chocolate note, liquorice and violets on the finish. A long length with a clean grippy finish.
Quality – a good quality wine, with a balance between acidity and alcohol, levels of which are in harmony with intensity of flavour. A wine with a good level of fruit concentration and a modest complexity. The tannins are a little dominant and drying, this coupled with the modest flavour intensity leads to an estimate of 2-3 years cellaring development potential.