Chateau Tour Prignac 2018, Medoc, Bordeaux, France

Chateau Tour Prignac is one of the largest estates in the Medoc, but its true strength lies in its vineyard, which has been completely redesigned in the continuing quest for quality. It is a 300-hectare property with 144 hectares under vine in one contiguous block Varietal mix: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot. Soils: Chalky clay. Terroir: Vineyard work is tailored to the specific needs of the soil. This vintage has been produced from grapes grown on the property’s most outstanding plots, giving greater depth and structure to Tour Prignac Grande Reserve. This is a powerful, elegant wine, an excellent expression of the two varietals from which it is blended. It is already being hailed as one of the appellation’s great success stories. A powerful, dense nose with aromas of black fruit, liqueur cherries and fresh, high quality wood. This is carried through to the palate, with an additional touch of smoothness. The fine, elegant tannic structure supports superbly intense flavors of Havana cigars and chocolate. The finish has remarkable length.