Baron des Tours Médoc 2012
Full earthy flavour with a medium, deep-coloured body and some notes of baked fruit.
The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend in Baron des Tours (£11.99 from Waitrose, Jan 2015), grown in the gravel vineyards of the Médoc, is certainly a different kind of wine.
While easy to drink and has plenty of fruit, although perhaps a little aged and baked, there’s a very dry flavour that isn’t so much tannin as it is a soily, earthy-like taste. The texture is a little leathery on the tongue.
Chances are, the wine just needs a little longer to develop. After decanting for an hour, the tannin of the Cab-Sauv mellowed and the fruit came through over the earthy notes a little more strongly, not characteristically so, but enough to make it an excellent food-matcher and fairly easy quaffing wine.
Earthy dry fruit flavour with notes of baked cherry, blackcurrant and dark chocolate. Lighter body for Médoc.
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon