2009 Tour Seran, Médoc (Previously $30)
Very enticing, with lovely mocha and vanilla aromas giving way to fleshy, mouthfilling raspberry, cassis and plum sauce notes. Very suave on the finish, with the toasty edge showing for now, but plenty of fruit to soak that up after modest cellaring. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2012 through 2018.
65% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot. Lively and a touch leafy on the nose, quite fragrant. Similarly herbaceous on the palate but not at all green. Streamlined, dry, appetising.