In a recent blind tasting of 2016/2017 Bordeaux's, this and the 2017 version were my top two wines.  All of the notes can be found on this site.  While the tasting did not include any first growths, it does point out that this Chateau is producing outstanding wines and at reasonable prices.  While today I preferred the 2017, in the long run, the 2016 is the better wine.  It is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  Opaque and bright.  The nose is complex with cassis, black cherries, leather, tobacco and spice.  On the palate, this is tight and took vigorous swirling.  It shows cassis with some cherries and a nice dry earthy leather quality.  Wonderful mouth feel.  Good finish.  This should improve by a point or three and will need another five to seven years to approach maturity.  It should drink well for another twelve to fifteen after that.  A great choice for roasted or grilled meats.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92
Vintage: 
2016
Current Price: 
$65.00USD

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