This suggestion, I admit, is not for the cabin.

This wine will be rather at ease with a lamb shank with lentils, a rabbit with prunes, a veal liver with onions and bacon or a mushroom risotto. It makes you hungry! Belonging to the Amoreau family, well known for their Château Le Puy, La Closerie Saint Roc is in Puisseguin, west of Saint-Émilion. This cuvée, made mainly from Merlot, with a little Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, offers a delicately perfumed nose: plum, raspberry, tobacco, cedar and old leather. A superb material unfolds in the mouth, with a caressing texture and silky tannins.

The long finish brings just the right amount of firmness, with notes reminiscent of pencil lead and pebbles. A fine, complex and very harmonious wine; it will enjoy an hour or two in a carafe.