Château Macquin

Château Macquin Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion 2016, Bordeaux, France 2016

£13

Strong and bold, this is a fine Bordeaux for anybody seeking a no-nonsense approach to a fruity red wine. Open the bottle of deep, ruby red and drink in an intense scent of fruit and spice - most notably pepper and cinnamon. Once poured into a glass and enjoyed, this wine really comes into its own. Raspberries, blackberries and plums are the initial taste sensation, before a balance is provided by a hint of tobacco and tannins as smooth as silk. With little acidity and a lengthy aftertaste that offers hints of cedar wood, this is an ideal winter warmer.

GRAPE

  • Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

WHAT IT GOES WITH

With low acidity and medium tannins, this fruity red is perfect with slow-cooked red meat or Sunday roasts

YEAR

2016

ABOUT THE VINEYARD

Saint-Georges is one of the smallest villages in Bordeaux, but the presence of Château Macquin has put it on the map. Founded in 1895 by François-Albert Macquin, and now operated by his grandson Denis along with his wife Christine. The château is just north of Saint-Émilion, the vineyard is located some 90 metres above the sea. This elevation provides a unique level of concentration and freshness to the grapes grown in the vineyard, which are also grown with wholly sustainable techniques. The 2016 vintage, in particular, benefits from a fine harvest and astounding growing conditions.

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