Chateau de Panigon Bordeaux Medoc 2018
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Medoc|
|Brand||Chateau de Panigon|
Gleaming and profound in color, Chateau de Panigon abounds in small black fruit (blackberry) and spicy. Its freshness and aromatic complexity are expressed through a delicate palette of toasted oak and brioche notes. With superb body length of palate underscored by beautifully silky tannins, this wine offers remarkable persistence.
Chateau de Panigon benefits from one side of the Atlantic Ocean influences, the other of the presence of the Gironde estuary, providing favorable weather conditions for the development of grape varieties and a maturity of grapes. The vineyard grows on gravel mounds worthy of the best soils of the Medoc. Composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the vineyard flourish hillocks on some of the best terroirs in the Medoc. Today the Chateau estate is composed of 90 hectares in the AOC Medoc region grouped around and about the domain, of which 53 hectares are planted with vines producing wine at the moment. Their estate vineyards are an average of 28 years old and are grown on an ideal blend of gravel and clay-limestone soils. Harvest is carried out parcel by parcel with manual and mechanical methods. The final wines are aged 100% in French oak (33% new barrels), for 12-18 months.
A simply great nose of mint, dark fruit and truffles is backed up by a multi-faceted palate showing floral and meaty tinges to the rounded, sleek cherries and raspberries on chalky tannins. by China Decanter, DC, 2019.
With a history going back to the 18th century, this property has been in the same family since 1868. This wine is rich and full bodied, with a good balance between juicy black fruits and the firm structure. With good potential, this wine should be aged. by Wine Enthusiast, RV, 2019.