I’ve had one of these open for a few nights now - a 2017 Bourgueil Le Haut de la Butte, Jacky Blot.
I’ve always enjoyed Cab Francs - one of the first grapes I actively sought out when I was younger. The savoury-tanniny-minerally-earthy-fruity combo really works for me, especially often with a slight chill.
This one really is a particularly lovely wine in my book - excellent balance for my tastes between those features, with a lovely elegant, silky & weighty - but not heavy - feel to it.
It was more towards the savoury-tanniny side on the first two nights, but last night, its third night open, the fruit and a slightly ethereal floralness really joined the party too. Something like parma violets and loganberryishness. But gentle and not in your face. Very very delicious.
I’ve got a 2018 strategically placed in my eyeline whenever I open our wine fridge, and I suspect it’s going to soon find itself P&Pd over a few nights to inform which year I shall tuck away some more of.
IMO a whole lot of vinous-pleasure for the price.