Maison Ventenac

A touch of pepperiness to the fruit, and more concentrated berry juice, a touch of damson amongst the raspberry. The tannins are grippy but superfine, extending the pure, deep, ripe fruits into the finish. A little touch of grassiness gives away the variety. Very well balanced, very well made, seductive and pure, ripe Cabernet Franc. Age a few bottles if you can - they deserve it.

Domaine Fournier Longchamps

Fresh pear, fresh green apple and a touch of honey on the nose. Decent weight on the palate, a touch of richness and perhaps a tiny hint of residual sugar that helps counteract the bristling acidity. Medium length, well balanced, classic and focused.