Chateau Blaignan Médoc 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Medoc|
This generous wine comes from a 239-acre property. It has weight, layers of black-currant flavors balanced by rich tannins and juicy acidity. The fruitiness is intense, given essential freshness by the crisp aftertaste. Drink the wine from 2022.
Fresh and focused, with streaks of bay leaf and chalk scoring the core of gently mulled black currant fruit. Reveals a lingering tobacco note on the finish. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2022.
The 2016 Blaignan has a forward, fruit-driven bouquet with mint-tinged black fruit, becoming more cedary with aeration, though never complex. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly rustic tannin, classic in style with a masculine, tobacco-infused finish that does not outstay its welcome. Conservative, but thoughtfully made. Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois tasting in London.