2016 Chateau Liversan Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois

A silky smooth and concentrated blend from Bordeaux's left bank

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Chateau Liversan's vineyard is quite large, at 51 hectares, and the vines are "planted on sandy-silty gravel on the surface, gravelly clay with quartz fractions and limestone fragments at depth, with fossil-rich limestone subsoil."

The 2016 vintage in Bordeaux is regarded as excellent, with the wet and humid conditions of winter continuing into spring. While the summer was hot and dry, the previous rain allowed the vines to draw on their water reserves and flourish.

The resulting Chateau Liversan is rich and deep, with vibrant black fruits and chalky tannins. While it already has some bottle age on it, it will continue to develop aged characteristics over the next few years

CLIMATIC CONDITIONS: A calendar year is no benchmark for wine-growing, as everything starts again after grape picking. Winter 2016 began with a summery period in mid-December followed by record rainfall of over 400 millimetres, up to February. A cold month of March allayed concerns for early budburst: no frost, though!

A delightful month of May gave way to a rainy period, bringing a procession of fungus in its wake. Flowering was no festival this year, but managed to get by, auguring well for the vintage. Summer was bright and fine, without any excesses, and ripening began quickly and efficiently. Liversan soils slowly reached ideal water stress levels.

The nocturnal coolness of the Atlantic coast alternated with warm, sunny days; tannic patterns were affirmed and the identity of our soils was strongly stated.

VINTAGE PRESENTATION: Colour is still slightly purplish red. The nose is tart, marked by red fruit, raspberries in particular. The palate is long, refined and delicate. Tannic structure is quite tight with a soft touch. The finish is sweet, with average but persistent length, typical of gravelly soils.

91 Points - "Antoine Moueix has delivered a highly enjoyable wine with bright, sappy fruit, from vines up in the commune of Begadan. I really like the rich, deep, vibrant fruit and chalky, slightly chewy, tannins with a real sense of energy. Well framed and enjoyable, for medium term drinking. 50% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot." - Jane Anson (Decanter Magazine)

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