"This has a great grip, with notes of juniper and tapenade adding to the core of black currant and damson plum. It is still smooth and velvety, with a seductive mouthfeel, but it is the spice and floral notes that add to the complexity and up the allure. Drink now through 2030. 500 cases made, 100 cases imported." Wine Spectator 93 Points
After 15 years of creating masterful Chenins from Vouvray and Montlouis at his Taille aux Loups Domaine, Jacky Blot has turned his hand to the red wines of Bourgueil. After buying the 14-hectare estate in 2002, this Loire maestro has already made an enormous impact by adopting a Burgundian approach in the vineyard, each cuvée is fermented separately according to its position on the slope. The grapes are picked by hand and crushed by foot before fermentation and élévage in oak cask. These are sensational small production red wines and are some of the most sensual Cabernet Francs in the world.