I am a contented Majestic customer principally because of the variety of authentic French regional wines available - something different from the characterless, mainly new-world, big-brand-name offerings of the supermarkets. I added a couple of bottles of this into my latest order because I was short of Merlot and the write-up was seductive. A mistake, I'm afraid. Too much oak, not enough subtlety. I know we all have different tastes, but I would honestly be surprised if anyone rates this highly. Sorry.