2016 Raison d`Hetre (Cotes de Castillon)

Producer
L`Hetre
Origin
Saint Philippe d’Aiguilhe, Right bank, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Farming Style
organic
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
150cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
16 points, Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com, September 2018
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Media Reviews

Julia Harding MW

The first release of the second wine of the Thienpont`s (Le Pin, L`If) new estate, bought in 2016. 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. Certified organic wine. This second wine is made from fruit from the younger vines and the lower slopes. See L`Hêtre 2016 for more background on the estate. Deep crimson, still with a touch of purple. A light and attractive dusty note overlaying restrained and pure black fruit. Blind I would have thought this had less Merlot and more of the either Cabernet. There`s a hint of wood spice and cigar box but it is mostly the fine dark fruit that entices. Dry, finely chewy tannins, very direct in its dark fruit, with a hint of pencil and just a little bit of heat on the finish even though the body is moderate, not at all heavy. And manages to be fresh even with the slight heat of the alcohol. 16 points

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