2016 Chateau Brisson
A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 12 months in oak barrels. Superb dense inky black colour with a deep black dark red hue. Heady blackcurrant, liquorice and black cherry aromas sail out of the glass with toasty cedar, earth, black olive and spice notes ensuing. Full in body the palate is loaded with rich blackcurrant, liquorice and black cherry fruits which are backed by firm chewy tannins. Toasty vanillin oak, scorched earth and spicy tobacco characters sit underneath. Finishes rich and ripe with a muscular feel.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Ripe and rich, with some firm tannins, this wood-aged wine has a good future. It offers plenty of black fruits backed by the structure and with a solid, juicy fruitiness at the end. Drink from 2021.