Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
75cl * 13.5% ABV * Margaux, Bordeaux, France
This Second Growth Bordeaux has one of the most confusing and hard to use websites I've ever encountered - all slide shows and scenes, films and vignettes - and all very interesting I'm sure, but a wine like this doesn't need all of that; the wine speaks - sings - for itself.
Jane Anson scored this 2006 vintage 93/100 writing in Decanter: 'A good spring and summer were followed by light rains in autumn which slightly ruined the party, meaning this 2006 was pretty tannic in its youth, and you can still see its power and density. It's very Left Bank in feel, with classic signatures of complexity and freshness. It's impressive that it still feels pretty young and full of juice, and is a great food wine thanks to the blue brambly fruits that are full of elegance. 52hl/ha yield. 50% new oak.'
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) continues the theme with 'A strong effort from this property situated across the street from Château Palmer. A soft, classic style as well as ripe tannin suggest both the 1996 and 1986 vintages. The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2006 exhibits sweet, floral, black cherry, raspberry, and currant notes along with a subtle touch of menthol. Medium-bodied, elegant, pure, and surprisingly charming and approachable, it should keep for 20-25 years.'
Drinking now until about 2030+