Chateau La Cabanne Pomerol 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pomerol|
|Brand||Chateau La Cabanne|
The 2016 La Cabanne is a blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc picked from the end of September. François Estager told me that like last year, he did not add any sulphites until after the malolactic fermentation. It has a well-defined bouquet with black cherries, a touch of cassis, a lovely marine influence and crushed violets. It opens beautifully in the glass. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp, tensile tannin and very well-judged acidity. This Pomerol displays great energy and poise, fanning out on the second half that demonstrates superb mineralité. This is an unmissable follow-up to the 2015 La Cabanne. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
This has a soft-edged core of plum and red currant preserve flavors lined with subtle alder and singed vanilla notes. A touch dusty through the finish, but the fruit is pretty. (Barrel Tasting)