71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 50 hl/ha, 13 vol %, pH 3,7, Produktion 100.000 Flaschen. Dichtes Purpur mit violettem Rand. Brombeere satt in der offenen Nase, dahinter Veilchen, Cassis und Kokos. Am kräftigen, muskulösen Gaumen mit üppigem Brombeergelee und Cassisdrops, im Finale feinmarmeladig werdend. Best value for money mit Power und Eleganz!
Wine Spectator James Molesworth
A core of warm plum and cherry compote notes is framed by singed cedar and alder hints, with the fruit winning out on the accessible finish. Score range: 88-91.
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.