It’s been a minute since we got our hands on some killer 2016 Bordeaux to share with our loyal fans. Thankfully that changes today! We are bursting with excitement over this wine, crafted by François Mitjavile, the remarkable talent behind Roc de Cambes and Tertre Roteboeuf. 93pts Jeb Dunnuck, 92pts Vinous and 40% off! Do not simply move on because if you recall our overzealous enthusiasm for 2016 Bordeaux, you will want to procure a modest stash of this gem.
"Beautiful on all accounts...it’s a sensational wine from this unheralded appellation that deserves attention.” – 93pts, Jeb Dunnuck
"Sumptuous and super-expressive, the 2016 is a beautifully forward, inviting wine. ...there is more than enough underlying structure to support a number of years of very fine drinking. This is a lovely, and frankly irresistible, Côtes de Bordeaux from the Mitjavile family.” – 92pts, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Sourced just outside of Côte de Bourg and St. Emilion in what’s considered Côtes de Bordeaux, the vines here are closer to the Gironde enjoying a cooler terroir. A predominantly Merlot driven blend with 20% Cabernet Franc, Mitjavile flexes his unique talents to craft a suave wine with smooth, sweetly integrated tannins.
Dark and classically French with rich notes of black plums, black raspberries, blueberries, violets, toasty mocha, cigar box and cedar. The palate offers beautiful structure and a lovely pop of fresh fruit at the beginning leading to a toasty, roasted fruit finish. This can certainly be enjoyed now, but will only get better with time (we’re salivating just thinking how glorious it will be in 10-15 years).
There you have it, folks! 40% off, 93pts, for a slam-dunk 2016 Bordeaux. While it lasts!