2012 Château Le Crock, Cru Bourgeois St-Estèphe
A wine that brought a smile to our faces at the tasting, Le Crock showed exceptionally well. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, it is a fragrant and charming wine on the nose. The palate is somewhat more reserved, with a lovely freshness to the ripe hedgerow fruit and a subtle but firm structure. Finishes long and clean, with hints of woodsmoke and spice. Utterly delicious.