This wine is ripe with attractive blackberry fruits and jammy acidity. The tannins play a fine supporting role, allowing the fruits to develop a warm, rich character. The wine could age, so drink from 2016. The Le Grix de la Salle family's sons have worked in Napa Valley, New Zealand and Spain before making wine at home. The château is a historical monument.
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