By Ned Halley - Western Daily Press, 5th July 2014. (Posted July 2014)
This is a wine I have been following for many years, and in every vintage it seems to perform wonders. It is very much an expression of Loire cabernet franc, violet-scented, succulent and with a lush streak of leafiness through the red fruit, but it has extra intensity both of colour and fruit, and a balanced weightiness that befits it for long bottle-ageing. This is one of my personal favourite wines in all the world, and on the occasions I drink it, with special meals (game birds and poultry in particular) I'm happy to confess I do like it chilled just a little.