Very dark, then rich and furry and sweet. Very sweet and charming. Intense and jewelly. Very seductive!
Made from 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Château La Cabanne offers lots of toasty oak and chocolate notes, as well as medium to full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. This charming, supple and nicely textured 2015 is already approachable yet will keep for 15+ years.
The 2015 La Cabanne is a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Proprietor François Estager told me that this was the first vintage were he has not used any sulfur (one of a few that are moving in that direction). Tasted on three occasions, the nose is offers brambly black fruit mixed with wild hedgerow and cold stone, certainly more sophisticated than recent vintages, with impressive purity. The palate is built upon fine grain tannin, well-judged acidity, and is nicely proportioned with the fruit, given lift by the new oak on the finish. I suspect that the aromatics were just having an off day; given the performance of the palate and knowing how fine this Pomerol can be, it should turn into a delicious, perhaps relatively approachable Pomerol that will give a couple decades of pleasure. (NM)
A dense and rich red with ripe fruit and plenty of muscles. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Enjoy the berry, orange peel and cedar undertones in the wine. Best ever? Needs at least four or five years to come together.
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