“The 2016s are absolutely remarkable wines.”
– Antonio Galloni
Bordeaux’s 2016 has become the vintage to show off on your wine rack – critics and everyday fans alike are making off with the best values at a dizzying pace. Lucky for you, we’ve got a local expert on the ground, armed with a contact list that would make even the most serious of collectors a little green with envy.
Jean-Marc Sauboua (former winemaker at prestigious First Growth, Château Haut-Brion) has known the Mercier family for years. They’ve been quietly making delicious wines at their estate in the sleepy town of Camiran since 1837. Their hillside Cabernet vineyards are perfectly sited and (especially in great years like 2016) bask in just the right amount of sunshine. These ideal conditions coupled with five generations of winemaking know-howbreathe life into some seriously delicious wine ... no wonder the wine has a pair of gold medals from two top wine competitions.
You’re in for rich aromas of red fruits and subtle vanilla/baked pastry notes. The palate is silky and well balanced with red and black currant flavors, nutmeg, fine-grained tannins, and a soft, lingering finish. Just the thing for a special meal – try roast beef and mashed potatoes or a luscious lamb stew.