Château Morillon, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, is ranked as a Grand Cru, or “great growth”, from Saint-Émilion. Fruit here comes from 40-year-old vines grown in clay soils on Bordeaux’s right bank. Following cool maceration and fermentation in cement and stainless steel, the wine was pressed into oak barrels, 50% new, to mature.
The synergy of the two varietals yields a velvety, rich wine with floral nuance and earthy, red-fruit flavours. Mid-palate weight comes from the juicy Merlot; aromatics and tannins come from the Cabernet Franc, the lighter-bodied varietal. This is a thoroughly charming wine from an excellent vintage.