From the Castillon outpost of Gérard and Chantal Perse, this blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon is usually the leading wine of Castillon. Rich, concentrated, full-bodied and very much in the progressive style of Perse wines, the 2012 Clos les Lunelles is inky ruby/purple and offers crushed rock minerality, blackcurrants and blackberry fruit, full-bodied opulence and remarkable density and richness. The tannins are present, but sweet and well-integrated. This is a beauty that should drink well for at least a decade or more. A major sleeper of the vintage.