2015, France, Bordeaux
Jean-Luc Thunevin, founder and owner of Chateau Valandraud, and named Bad Boy of Saint-Emilion by Robert Parker. 80% Merlot , 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5-5% of Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot. Wonderful notes of cassis, liquorice and plums on the nose. Full body with lots of ripe, dark forest berries, tobacco and black tea. Smooth tannins and fresh acidity with a lively finish.