Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Paulliac)
Varietal: Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon/ Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Baron Philippe de Rothschild
This wine is part of the Heritage range from Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Baron Nathaniel is the jewel in the crown of this particular range. The fruit used for this wine comes from the Grand Cru estates of Clerc Milon and Chateau d’Armailhac. Baron Nathaniel, like many Pauillac, needs a few years in the bottle to show its best. This is 2014 vintage is just starting show a glimpse of its inner quality.
The nose offers ripe blackberry and toasty spice with a touch of minerality. This vintage is Cabernet Sauvignon based, which lends a firm backbone, quality tannins, and a core of blackberry fruit. This wine is surprisingly accessible now and drinking well, but will improve with a year in the bottle.
Food Matches: Red Meat / Venison / Soft Cheese / Venison