3. “L’Enclos de Virginie” Bordeaux red 2018. NEW to TOB.
100% Merlot. 50% aged in new French oak barrels. The Enclos de Virginie is both the name of the cuvée and the single vineyard estate that the wine comes from in Fronsac. Made by the celebrated Thunevin winemaking family.
Banging everyday Bordeaux from an outstanding vintage and with a nice degree of cellar-aged character starting to show. Mulberry and blackberry jam fruit, licorice and woodsmoke, pencil shavings and moroccan leather, while the palate is at the elegant end of full-bodied, textured and firm with gentle tannins that are mellowing nicely into middle age. Scored 92/100 by US über-critic James Suckling.
Drink now to 2028.