This is the second wine of La Gaffelière. It is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Dark purple in color. The nose has nice plums, black cherries and spice. On the palate, this has nice plums, some cherries with an earthiness underneath. This is drinking well now. It won't get better but should make excellent drinking for the next ten to twelve years. It should go well with roasted fowl or lighter dishes as well as on its own.