Chateau du Retout Haut Médoc 2014
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Haut Medoc|
|Brand||Chateau du Retout|
Wine EnthusiastWith an unusually high proportion (nearly 17%) of Petit Verdot in the blend, this is both darkly structured and dark in color. It is weight, intense youthful acidity and black-currant fruits. It's also rich, full of tannins and in need of several years. Drink from 2021.
Wine SpectatorDelightfully ripe, with an inviting core of plum and blackberry preserves, picking up an anise edge on the finish. A solid alder spine runs throughout, adding length and definition. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Drink now through 2020. 9,000 cases made.-J.M.