Chateau du Retout Haut Medoc 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Haut Medoc|
|Brand||Chateau du Retout|
With over 80% Cabernet Sauvignon in the this Kopp family blend, this wine is packed with black currants, ripe tannins and a smoky backdrop from the wood aging. It is structured, dry and juicy at the same time. With this firm core, the wine will need aging, so drink from 2024.
Distinctive, with a slightly softer feel than most of its peers, but rather alluring steeped plum and boysenberry fruit flavors glide along, laced with light violet and licorice snap notes. There's a warm ganache echo on the finish. Drink now through 2025. 13,333 cases made. — JM
The medium garnet-purple colored 2015 du Retout has a black plums, tar and rubber nose with a waft of sage. The palate offers a good amount of fruit with a chewy frame and some spices coming through on the finish.