Chateau Petit Village 2013

Of superb construction, it has the density of a great year, wonderfully fruity aromas in the finale, excellent, but needs ageing. From 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine represents 50% of the crop. Drink this young, as it will be best in its first 7-8 years—right time. The bottle gives 13.5% ABV and tastes plummy; on the palate, it chocolaty, toasty, earthy and is round with a spicy finish. Bodied.

WE89. This wine is all fruity, juicy Merlot. It's soft, rounded and ripe with flavours of berries and dark plums to give richness. Drink soon, from 2018.

The score is relatively low, but that is good news for the drinkers as that reflects in the wine's high cost-performance.