November 28, 2019 - 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. 13.5% alcohol.
More intense and richer aroma flavor with lovely blackberries, graphite, salt, light nutmeg and pipe tobacco. This aromas really seduces! Medium bodied wine with classic and slightly subdued fruit that charms. Really fresh. Beautiful berries with blackberries, blueberries, youthful plum, graphite and pepper. Nice tannins. So classic, so good. 94 points.
November 5, 2019 - Even better than the gorgeou ‘15, this has stunning tannins that are polished and slight. There’s copious dark berries, graphite, gravel, flower shop and pencil shavings. Very long and wide. This is a mere baby that will surely shit down. Drink 2025 -.
September 21, 2019 - The combination of all that juicy, red fruit, tobacco leaf, touch of dark cocoa and fresh, spicy fruits feels as good as it tastes. Medium bodied, refined and with ample structure to age, give it 7-9 years an this is going to be a very good Pauillac. The wine was made from blending 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% old vine Carmenere.
March 8, 2019 - Hearts Delight 2016 Bordeaux Tasting (Hay Adams - Washington, DC): I was surprised by how expressive this was. Definitely structured well, but the acidity is vibrant and the fruit is fresh and inviting. Lots of spicy tobacco, pepper, herbs, leather and earth already. Obviously young but already showing lots of promise.
February 25, 2019 - UCGB tasting Bordeaux 2016 (Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam.): Unfortunately a corked bottle and I did not find the opportunity to taste the wine later that day.
February 25, 2019 - Amsterdam UGCB Tasting and Winemakers' Dinner (Beurs van Berlage / Café De Klepel): Not as precise as Armailhac, a bit more fluffy, but a lovely expression of Pauillac none the less.
February 25, 2019 - The 2016 vintage UGCB tasting in Amsterdam 2/25/2019; 2/25/2019-2/27/2019 (Amsterdam): Cream, bitters and black fruit in the bouquet, très Pauillac, juicy, classic, a lovely and stylish wine.
February 10, 2019 - What a super wine! This has depth of flavor, perfectly ripe, juicy, sweet, fresh cassis galore, soft, silky tannins and a finish that keeps on going. This should age without trouble for at least 30 years, but will start drinking well by its 10th birthday.
January 27, 2019 - More approachable than many other vintages. Limited knowledge of this label but of the ones I have had (2003, 2010, 2015, 2016) seems very approachable this early. Enjoyable today, would like to try in 3-5 years. Hold until 2022. 92-93
January 26, 2019 - Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux 2016 Vintage Tasting (Las Vegas, NV): This deep-to-opaque crimson wine is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carménère. Brimming with red and black currants, dark plums, baking spices and milk chocolate, this is a medium-bodied wine with virtually no rough edges. Fresh, seamlessly alcoholic and with silky-texured tannins, it glides across the palate throughout the dense middle and lengthy back end. This is already drinking beautifully. I doubt that it will shut down, so don't be hesitant to pop a cork over the next couple of decades. Drink now-2036.