Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
300cl * 13.5% ABV * Bordeaux, France
Jean-Philippe Janoueix is something of a wunderkind winemaker and owner of a smattering of Right Bank châteaux very much on the rise. He is famed for his cigar-shaped barrels, which offer a wider surface area for the wine to soften and integrate. Here, the yin of Cabernet Franc lends bright, crunchy fruit to the yang of Merlot’s richness, which is all tied together with charred cedar, baking spice and liquorice. Drink to 2030+.