Now here’s a good rustic Bordeaux blend. A blend of 60% merlot, 25% cabernet sauvignon and 15% cabernet franc from the Cotes de Bergerac to the east of Bordeaux. Bright purple in colour, it has a lovely fragrance of black fruits, oak, spices and earth. On the palate, spices, medium-high tannin and medium length are accompanied by some powerful rustic blackberry overtones. For $20, this really is a very interesting and terroir driven example of Bordeaux, and I wish there were more like it at this price. 86-87 points.
Website: Importer (http://www.discovervin.com.au)
Tasted: October 2011