We completed the blending for our Blaye from Château Monconseil Gazin last week. The 2011 vintage, released next spring, will be a blend of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 5% Cabernet Franc. It is mineral, with spice and licorice notes leading to a fresh, elegant palate of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit and a slither of black wine gums! It finishes long with nicely integrated toasty oak. Look forward to drinking it next year!