*2016 VINTAGE* Very mild weather in winter 2016, and spring was followed by a relatively dry summer. Rain in early September enabled the grapes to reach perfect maturity and the harvest took place in ideal conditions. In addition, the presence in the vineyards and the expertise of Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s winemakers helped to get the best out of the conditions and ensure a fine vintage, with excellent, fruit-filled Merlots and powerful, mature Cabernets.
*TASTING NOTES* COLOUR: An intense crimson with a slight garnet hue.
NOSE: The nose is initially very subtle, with prominent spice notes. Aromas of fully ripe fruit such as blackberry and blackcurrant come to the fore on airing, along with a hint of vanilla.
PALATE: The velvety attack reveals spice and ripe black fruit flavours, leading into a full and succulent mid- palate and finishing on smooth tannins with a touch of mocha.
*MENU SUGGESTIONS* A perfect match for braised beef, grilled lamb or tournedos Rossini. Serving temperature: 18 – 19° C