Cabernet Franc is like a HD High Definition version of Cabernet Sauvignon. Tighter, more defined, structure and intensity (but not fruit) at 11 rather than 10 ( Spinal Tap reference...!). Rather like Spinal Tap, you need a Camberwell Carrot to really 'dig' the complexity of this wine...
Deep and concentrated on the nose, it opens up on the palate to reveal crisp cassis fruit with smoky edges and a hint of green pepper all hung on a ripe firm structure. Excellent balance. Excellent wine.
An intense ruby red wine. Aromas characterised by cabernet franc's signature herbacious notes followed by spice. Very fresh and full bodied, lovely finish. Perfect with game or aged cheeses.
Grapes: Cabernet Franc
Dark in colour, with a powerful nose of ripe black fruits and violet notes. An elegant and complex palate. A dense bouquet with a beautiful tannic base, fruity and fresh on the finish, well balanced.
Grapes: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc
Wine has been in the blood of the Petit family since the eighteenth century but they did not buy this particular Château until 1998. Situated in the commune of Néac, what makes this property so special is the south-west facing, clay/gravel slope on which it sits, just across the Barbanne valley from its near neighbour Pétrus. These conditions are perfect for the ripening of Merlot and Cabernet Franc