PRE DEPARTURE OFFER Chateau Micalet Haut-Medoc 2016
Please note: this is a pre-departure offer and this wine will not be arriving in Australia until late November. Please do not order this wine in conjunction with any others from this website that are already available for immediate delivery.
Château Micalet, Haut-Médoc, from vintage 2016. Château Micalet is located between Margaux and Saint-Julien in the Médoc:
Micalet is a tiny estate of 10 hectares run by the Péraud family since 1893 and certified organic since 2006.
When I was in Bordeaux in July I tasted this wine - the Château Micalet 2016 - next to the somewhat disappointing 2017 version of the same wine and the choice was blatantly clear: the 2016 was a full throttle red (50% Cabernet/ 40% Merlot/ 10% Petit Verdot) with stunning Cabernet aromatic impact and definition, backed up by meaty/earthy Merlot in the background, chomping-full body and tannin that coats the mouth energetically right across a long, ample, and fleshy finish. This was a seriously satisfying wine and had all the hallmarks of a classic claret that would develop beautifully over the next 15 years.
It was an easy choice and I booked in the very last ten cases of the Château Micalet 2016 that the château had available for export. Today's special pre-departure price is $38 per bottle in any dozen ($42 if less than 12 bottles are ordered). Price on arrival will rise 20% to $45.60.