Primeur 2021 Château Barrabaque Prestige
Deep colour, violet tints in its youth. The nose explodes with black fruit with spices when young moving on to red fruit notes and then truffles over time. Lovely aromatic complexity. Suave attack, the wine is “gourmand” in the mouth. The tannins are fine-grained and elegant that present a wine that is very ample and well-balanced.
Clay and limestone on a directly south-facing slope
Planted grape variety proportions
80% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec
Very meticulous vinifications of the manual harvest after de-stemming, fermentations in temperature controlled stainless-steel vats (Long macerations).
In French oak barrels for between 15- 18 months
2019 YVES BECK 92-93
2018 JAMES SUCKLING 88-89
2017 YVES BECK 89-91, JAMES SUCKLING 91-92, J CHOUKROUN 89-90
2016 NEAL MARTN 90, YVES BECK 91, JAMES SUCKLING 90/100, DECANTER 89, LE POINT 15
2015 JAMES SUCKLING 92, MEDAILLE D'OR DES VIGNERONS INDEPENDANTS
2014 DECANTER 16,5 JAMES SUCKLING 91, MEDAILLE D'ARGENT CONCOURS BORDEAUX, JANCIS ROBINSON 16, THE WINE PATRIOT 91, LE FIGARO 15
2012 *GUIDE HACHETTE, DECANTER 90, ROBERT PARKER 88+
2011 DECANTER 16, *GUIDE HACHETTE, GREAT BORDEAUX WINES 91