Château Odilon 2016, A.C Haut-Médoc

£22.50

This the Chateau’s first release under the new label of Ch. Odilon, formerly named Ch. Peyre Lebade. Produced by Baron Benjamin under the guidance of Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite). Château Odilon wine features the fruity characteristics specific to the Haut-Médoc appellation. The rich Merlot content makes it particularly supple with layered spice and crunchy red fruit. However, the fabulous 2016 vintage possesses a structured frame with concentrated fruit thanks to superlative climatic conditions in 2016. Therefore, extensive decanting or a year in the cellar is advised.

Tasting notes

Classic Merlot on the nose; red cherry, blackberry and plum. Micro-oxygenation occurs in the barrel which enables the wine to reveal an array of mature spices; cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. The dense and rich fruit has great freshness and energy, which are classic traits of the wonderful 2016 vintage. Although this drinks well now after a few hours in a decanter, you can’t help thinking it’s best years lay ahead.

ABV

13.50%

Closure

Cork

Origin

France

Producer

Baron Edmond de Rothschild

Varietal

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Decant from

Ninety minutes before serving

Drink from

2020 – 2030

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