Château-Rauzan-Gassies L'Orme Rauzan Gassies 2016
|France, Bordeaux, Haut Medoc
This is without any doubt, a truly great vintage. How could it not be with such exceptional weather conditions from mid-June to the end of October! The harvests took place in the sunshine, at a measured pace, perfectly adapted to achieving the objectives for each plot in terms of phenolic and aromatic maturity. The end result is a wine that is powerful yet elegant with very ripe tannins and well-balanced in acidity and alcohol. Comparable to the exceptional 2005 vintage.
Although this is slightly rustic, it's got stacks of cassis, cranberry and herbal character and a fresh, energetic finish. Very food-friendly. Drink or hold.