Vieux Château Jouans
A great claret at an everyday drinking price. What really won us over was the depth of fruit, dark plums, blackcurrant and blueberry as well as the rich cocoa spice. Merlot leads the way of course being from St Émilion with around 10% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend.
Although younger than some of the other Bordeaux in our recent promotion, this is joyful with its fruit and has been sympathetically made such that the tannins are soft and ripe, and so perfectly enjoyable immediately.