Bright ruby colour in the glass, this offers so much of 2016's best attributes in an approachable form. Pure, cool black cherry and cassis are layered with fine cedar and subtle wood smoke tones on the nose. This follows on the palate, which is compact and elegant, with ripe tannins allowing the fruit to shine. Dark but fresh fruit drives everything, but there is Médocain restraint, with fresh bite and savoury layers of sandalwood, dried leaves and camphor. Lightly grippy but eminently drinkable already, this will be at its best over the coming decade. Excellent value for money.
Very classic Haut-Médoc with tons of blackcurrants and blackberries. Yet there’s rather classic balance with elegant, moderately dry tannins and a long, clean finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot. Drink or hold.
Closed right now, a good sign that this has the structure for ageing. This is a serious wine with spiced cassis and blackberry fruit, fresh acidities and plenty of tannins. Enjoyable, and an excellent example of the value and quality that can be found with the 2016 vintage. 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. Drinking Window 2022 - 2036.
Deep crimson. Very bright depth of colour. Still a little raw. One of the most youthful. Jam-packed with tannins but also with rather fine ripe fruit.
This rich wine is built by generous tannins and dense black-plum fruits. A hint of dark chocolate offers depth and an edge of extraction that does not detract from the delicious ripe fruitiness. Drink from 2023.