The Merville, which is the second wine of Chateau Coutelin-Merville, has classic old school Bordeaux written all over it. On the nose there is dark earthy fruit, notes of smoke, and a touch of barnyard funk. I loved swirling this wine around and taking in the classic aromas. In the mouth the wine is a well balanced and semi plush. It is a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet from 30 year old plus vines. Great old world stuff at a fair price.