TOB exclusive import: Chateau Mancedre 2016 from Pessac leognan (SOLD OUT)
Château Mancèdre from Pessac-Léognan 2016.
30% Merlot, 70% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Soaring rose petal and berry fruit perfume, dark spicy background, black currant jam/cassis, some earthy green leafy notes, dates, smoky bacon, toasty oak. Palate is polished, fine and long with lashings of tannin. Aromatically flamboyant but the Cabernet makes its case most forcefully on the palate. Quite an eccentric Cabernet but certainly rams home the distinction from Merlot.
Drink now to 2035.