Winemaker Jérôme Billard has taken his knowledge from working at both Château Pétrus and Dominus Estate in Napa Valley back to his home in the Loire. I am a massive fan of top flight Cabernet Franc and yet I tend to prefer my Loire versions to be as unoaked and vibrant as possible. ‘Cherry Times’ is just that – a marvellously fruit-driven and energetic wine with perfect balance and masses of verve. It chills well making it a benchmark summer red. The ripe, sonorous perfume will draw you into the glass where you will experience silky fruit and a mystical finish – heaven!
– Matthew Jukes