2013 CHATEAU CLARISSE VIEILLES VIGNES – STEVEN SPURRIER NOTATION : 16.75

Deep young ruby colour, very good red and black fruits on the nose and also a fine smoothness of expression for a wine so young which continues onto the palate with fragrance from Cabernet Franc adding elegant intensity to the ripe black fruits Merlot.  Tannins are ripe, evident but beginning to blend in, the finish is still a bit raw but a further six months will see it rounding out on the way to a very good future.  Drink 2017-23.