This is the second wine of Château La Gorre, located in the far northern sector of the Médoc, only three kilometers inland from the Gironde River. La Gorre's 30-plus acres of vines include some very old parcels. As the second label, this wine is made primarily of the estate's younger vines, and unlike La Gorre, aged entirely in concrete vats for a brighter, more easily accessible profile.
The blend is typical of the Medoc: 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. This over-achieving wine offers the structure and complexity of a Bordeaux twice its price. Earthy and powerful red offers layers of firm, polished red currant, cedar, tobacco and mocha flavors that unwind gradually on the palate.