Derenoncourt is a magician, and this wine is a touch of class. This part of Bordeaux is where a lot of the younger talent has settled over the last thirty years. The soil is rich in clay, thus perfect for Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This wine is somewhat a cult wine. I thought the 2010 was exceptional, but the 2011 has everything, deep, dark, loaded with fruit, but nice and quiet and totally dignified, diametrically opposite to a Napa cab, this is one of my all time favs. Delish. !!