Opaque purple-black colored, the 2019 les Grands Chênes comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant plum preserves, warm cassis and baked black cherries scents with touches of tar, bouquet garni, lavender and cedar chest. The medium-bodied palate is packed with crunchy black fruits with a lively line of freshness and firm, ripe, grainy tannins, finishing on a savory note.
The 2019 Les Grands Chênes was cropped at 45hl/ha between 23 September and 10 October, matured in 25% new oak. It has a concentrated, opulent bouquet with layered aromas of black cherry and blueberry with a top note of violet. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannins that frame the tobacco-infused black fruit. The finish is very cohesive and sustained. This is a superb Les Grands Chênes, one of the best that I have encountered at this stage.
Chateau Les Grands Chenes, 13 Route de Lesparre, 33340 Saint-Christoly-Médoc, Frankreich/France