This château’s vines are superbly situated on the plateau of one of Pauillac’s best sectors. It rubs shoulders with vineyards belonging to classed growths Grand-Puy-Ducasse and Lynch-Moussas, and until 1948 formed part of the 4th Growth Ch Duhart-Milon. The 2016 has been assembled from 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, and aged in 60% new barrels. Colour is medium-deep ruby, with fine, open aromas which leap from the glass. Palate has imposing, full-bodied structure, with concentrated fruitiness, freshness and length. A superb, great value wine (for drinking 2023-2030+).
2016 Château Haut-Bages Monpelou, Pauillac
(£58.00 per magnum)
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