Sattes Purpur-Granat, dicht in der Mitte, lila Schimmer aussen. Aromatisches Heidelbeerenbouquet, Fliedernoten, Lakritze und Black Currant, geradlinig und mit spannendem Aromendruck. Im Gaumen direkt ausgerichtet, wunderschöne Cabernetkonturen, die stützenden Muskeln passen zur Adstringenz. Somit sind die Anlagen so gut, dass er in seiner Genussreife in etwa 10 Jahren zu den allerbesten Preis-Leistungs-Werten im Médoc gehören wird. 76% Cabernet Sauvignon; 16,5% Petit Verdot; 7,50% Merlot.
Verfeinerung für 12 Monate in französischen Barriques (37% neu).
Delightfully ripe, with an inviting core of plum and blackberry preserves, picking up an anise edge on the finish. A solid alder spine runs throughout, adding length and definition. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Drink now through 2020. 9,000 cases made. Reviewed by James Molesworth
Aging in french oak barrels with 37% new ones during 12 months.
Château du Retout, 33460 Cussac-Fort-Médoc, Frankreich/France
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The phylloxera crisis of the late 19th century wrought a great deal of damage to the Médoc. This was compounded by difficulties during the First World War and problems caused by French inheritance laws that often led to vineyards being abandoned. Some small estates disappeared entirely. This is what happened to Château Retou-Rosset in Lamarque and Château Salva-de-Camino in Cussac-Fort-Médoc even though both had been classified as Crus Bourgeois as well as another small domaine, Château Moulina. These estates only came back to life in the 1950s, when they were acquired by the Kopp family. While houses remained on the various domaines, many of the plots had lain fallow or been broken up and sold over the years. Only the cellars at Château Camino-Salva were in a fit state to be used. The vineyards were reconstituted and replanted with infinite patience. The estate still belongs to the Kopp family: father, daughter, and son-in-law.