The Chateau Bonnet Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is a Bordeaux red comes in a rather dark and intense red color, still featuring some clear purple hues and therefore looking quite youthful despite its 5+ years of age. Touches of orange hues to the core do intensify its dark appearance. The nose also feels deep and serious, packed-full of dark cocoa, vanilla and dark caramel notes. Although, a sense of light-hearted liveliness also comes through in the shape of vibrant ripe cherry and blackcurrant aromas, lifted and spiced up by scents of white and black pepper. Add some elegant leathery tones for a complete picture of the aromatic profile.
This 2018 Chateau Bonnet Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is a blend of 59% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Cabernet Franc, fermented in stainless-steel tanks with patented cap-breaking system then aged for 12 months in oak barrels (20% new).