This firm rich claret is from a 150 year old cellar situated just north of Fronsac on Bordeaux's Right Bank, very close to Pomerol. Wines this side of the Garonne all rely on Merlot, in this red producing a classic gently oaked style with lush fruit. On the nose, there are ripe red fruits with smoky tobacco notes and a hint of oak. These aromas continue onto the silky palate along with lushous red fruits and a more earthy tobacco, which nicely complements the chewy but not overpowering tannins. This fruit forward 2014 is best decanted, then served with roast red meats.