Country: France Region: Pessac Leognan Graves Bordeaux Vintage: 2016
Category: Red Wine Color: Red
Varietal: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon / 45% Merlot
Producer: Château Bruilleau
Le Bruilleau has been a family property for four generations, managed by husband & wife team Nadine and Serge Bedicheau, whose vineyard occupies more than ten hectares of vines including 2 hectares of white.
At Château Le Bruilleau, the harvest is manual and all the vines benefit from the best care.
This wine from the excellent 2016 vintage had aromatic dark red fruit aromas with a hint of meatiness. On the palate it is dry with balanced acidity and well structured tannins. Excellent weight of ripe dark red fruits and a hint of cedar wood. The wine has layers of complex ripe fruit flavours with some vanilla tones. A delicious wine, with great length and a long finish. While this wine is drinking well it is capable of ageing for many years to come. 91 points Decanter Magazine
Food Suggestion: A classic with steak, any rich red meats, or a selection of aged hard cheeses.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV:14%