Tight and peppery-black, this is a clean, spicy Lalande with some pushback in the spicy tannins, while a high-toned acidity opens up those tannins and makes them more transparent. Scents of dried tobacco in the finish make this a quiet pleasure with roast lamb. 88 points by Wine & Spirit and 88 points by Wine Enthusiast.
WINEMAKER Alix Lombard
GRAPE VARIETIES 66% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
TERROIR Sandy clay
VITICULTURE AND VINIFICATION Half hand harvested on the young vines / mechanical on the other half. The vinification according the traditional method with stainless steel and concrete vats. The wines are matured in barrels for 18 months.
FOOD PAIRING Excellent with game and red meat. A must-have with cheese, especially oven-roasted Camenbert.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 13.5%