After the great year of 2010, Bordeaux vintages seem to have got ever more difficult with 2013 being an almost complete wash-out.
This 2011 has a typical - and quite expressive - Merlot nose of red fruits, leather and spice; juicy acidity with a supple texture and some persistence.
A relatively light wine, it feels modern and well-crafted but not especially substantial.
Like pretty much everything from The Wine Society, it is technically correct; a modern, entry-level right bank Bordeaux from a less-than-great year.
£8.50 from The Wine Society, provided for review.
60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
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