Chateau Cissac Haut Medoc 2012/2013 

Country: France

Colour / Style: Red

Alternative selection for: Episode 11

As recommended by: Joe Fattorini

You simply cannot go wrong with this wine. Remarkable. Cissac is one of those wines every young merchant learns to recommend often. And 2010 was a phenomenal year. It will last longer as a result but I’d not lay this down. I’d roast a leg of lamb and give this an hour in the decanter. I love the vibrant fruit, the integrated oak and the lovely cedar spice. But the structure is the best bit. Firm tannins hold the fleshy fruit together.