Château Les Graves de Viaud “Réserve” from the Côtes de Bourg 2016. See above wine #4. NEW TO TOB
10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and balance is Merlot. 18+ months in barrel.
Truly epic Bordeaux from a classic vintage, the kind of year when Mother Nature smiled benevolently and at length and grapes could be left out in the fading summer warmth deep into Autumn to accumulate ever more profound levels of expression, body, and power. The result here is herculean, the fruit’s innate qualities armoured with the benefits of 18 months in barrel. It was a year when the vineyard’s strengths could stand up to, and benefit from, any degree of maturation that was offered to it and this one enjoyed the whole hog. The aromatics are turned up loud, the palate immense. A wine for the ages and a bargain when compared to the best and most expensive that Bordeaux has to offer.
Drink now to 2030+