Château Patache d'Aux, Médoc, Bordeaux, Magnum 2010
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot with Twelve months in oak barrels from the centre of France.
Firm, tense and dryly tannic, this is a solid wine, foursquare, its edges a little rough at present. The berry fruits are black, spicy from wood, creating a rich feel. In the end, black currant acidity and freshness finish the wine with a lift.
"This fresh red offers a lightly firm, minerally frame to its damson plum, black currant and tobacco notes, with nice length." 91/100 Wine spectator
"The Patache d'Aux has an introverted minerally bouquet with broody blackberry and cedar scents. The palate is medium-bodied with a bright entry of red cherries and raspberry fruit, whilst the finish is nicely focused with a crisp seam of acidity from start to finish. Very fine." Neil Martin