The wine is a composition of classic Bordeaux varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The nose is rich in red fruits such as ripe cherries and raspberries, and aromas such as tobacco, cinnamon and oak are also noticeable. The mouth is full with tannins still alive, clearly astringent and sour. On the palate, the wine is very bold, with concentrated fruit and a long finish. The result is a very enjoyable, classic beauty.
Saint-Estèphe is one of the most important appellations in the Bordeaux region, lying on the left bank of the Gironde River. The local vineyards are dominated by clay and calcareous soils, which result in worse drainage, delay in the maturation of the vines and a higher level of acidity of the wines. These factors have led many Saint-Estèphe winemakers to increase their Merlot crops over the past few decades, as this variety does better in clay-rich soils than Cabernet Sauvignon. Hence, wines have a dark ruby color, an extremely extensive range of aromas, and are also known for their longevity.