This property has a reputation dating back nearly 600 years, and is one of the most ancient of the Graves district, the cradle of Bordeaux wines. The Perrin family bought the property in 1956 and the 3rd generation – brothers Eric and Philibert – are carefully re-invigorating it. The 2015 assemblage is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot (the highest proportion ever of the latter grape). “We have 60% Cabernet Sauvignon planted here”, said Eric Perrin, “but the dry months of May, June and July meant that its berries stayed small, with thick skins, giving low yields.” The wine is ageing in 30% new oak barrels. In colour, this is solid purple-ruby all the way to the rim. Nose shows beautiful red currant and cherry fruit, with spiciness. Palate combines well-judged structure, dense, ripe fruitiness, fresh follow-through and rounded tannins. This is a wine of flawless harmony – great value for early enjoyment and mid-term ageing (for drinking 2019-2030+).
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