This is one of the best vintages in recent years in the Médoc since the weather was conducive to slow, complete ripening of Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is also characterised by particularly superb Merlot. The colour is quite deep and the wine has a concentrated bouquet with hints of black cherries.
This fruity freshness is also found on the palate, along with oaky nuances. Featuring a delicate tannic structure, these wines are well-balanced, elegant, delicious, full-bodied, and powerful.
The wet winter and spring gave way to a long period of drought which lasted all summer. An Indian summer arrived after a brief rainy period in mid-September that was highly desirable at the end of ripening. The month of October was particularly dry. Cool night-time temperatures combined with warm days resulted in deeply-coloured wines that are also fresh and fruity. 2016 was a year of paradoxes that accounts for this beautiful vintage.
A few figures
51 % Merlot
49 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol by volume