This was my contribution to the $9 per bottle party that ‘The Beave’, Edvard and I ended up having. It comes from the Bordeaux region, more specifically Entre-Deux-Mers and is a typical blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It offered white plums on the nose which continued on to to the palate with a delicious cherry pop component. I noticed only slight tannins but made a note that the wine was juicy. Great acidity could be responsible for that! The backbone is somewhat lacking though and I fear this wine needs to be popped and poured rather than cellared for any length of time. Bang for the buck you could certainly short term a half dozen for casual drinking and pairing with rustic meals like beef stew or Coq-au-Vin. I’m going with 88 points and 4 stars for the effort. Salut….