This property is one of only six estates in Bordeaux to be a Classed Growth for both white and red productions. Passionately run by the Kressman family for 3 generations, it has recently seen expansion and investment, with restructuring of the vineyards, to ensure that the Cabernets are on the most appropriate terroirs for them, the Merlots also. Wine making has been modernised, helped by the late, great consultant Prof. Denis Dubourdieu. The 2016 assemblage consists of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot with 8% Petit Verdot. The latter grape has been contributing significantly more to the blend, in recent years. In a ripe vintage, it brings colour, piercing fruitiness, and a refreshing curl of extra flavour to the finish. The 2016 is very deep, dense purple in colour, with richly aromatic, red and black fruit aromas. Palate starts powerfully structured, with flowing, intense mid-section, showing superb balance of alcohol, freshness and rich tannins. This is a stunning wine, capable of long-term ageing, with admirable length (for drinking 2021-2038+).
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