One of our favourite Bordeaux producers from Margaux, on the left bank of Bordeaux, about 45 minutes northwest from Bordeaux city, close to the Gironde estuary. Henri Lurtons manages the Chateau and its vineyards and makes the wines; which demonstrate their quality and finesse every year whatever the weather in Bordeaux, with plenty of flavour, excellent balance of tannin and fruit and potential for ageing, typical of the wines that have made Bordeaux so famous. This 2014 is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc and was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (70% of these barrels were new oak, giving a lovely spice character to the wine that blends gently with the blackcurrant fruit character of Cabernet Sauvignon). It has a lovely red colour with notes of redcurrants, blackcurrant and spice, with a medium-bodied, fresh palate that has both primary fresh fruit character and more mature notes of tobacco, cedar and truffle. It is drinking very well now although will last for another 3-4 years at its peak in this half bottle size, but can be decanted if you’d like to drink it now, and left to mellow for a few hours before serving. 13% ABV.