Restraint, fresh, honest.
The back label tells explains the name of this estate was thanks to a Frenchman who once owned it. He had spent time in Canada some two hundred years ago and was so taken with it he brought the name home.
The Chateau is located 15 kilometers north of Bordeaux.
When you review a wine year after year, it's pleasing to see vintage variation, which means there's more honesty in the bottle. It also means not every year can be a good one, however, this wine still offers great value in the Bordeaux category.
The 2015 is more austere and benefits from decanting.
Expect plummy aromas woven with currents, graphite, leather, mint, spiced cocoa and hints of vanilla. The mouth is where the restraint really comes in, there is some subdued fruit but its dominated by pipe tobacco, leather, spices and cocoa flavours; dusty tannins wrap around the palate. It is medium-bodied and straightforward; the finish is fresh.
Rich Meats , Cheese - Hard/Aged, French Food
©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2018-07-10 18:35:40.0