Merlot/Cabernet Blend * 75cl * 13% ABV * Bordeaux, France
This is the second wine of both Chateaux Leoville and Langoa Barton - so you know it'll have a good pedigree. This is classic Saint-Julien, very approachable, even at this relatively young age, showing plenty of pure, ripe fruit and touches of cedar, charcoal and herbaceousness. The tannins are present, but nicely integrated. Lovely with lamb roasted over vine trimmings (as they do in Bordeaux) or cooked in a hot pan with butter and finished in the oven (as we do in Bramley)!