Chateau Haut Beausejour 2016 Saint Estephe

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In 1992, Jean-Claude Rouzaud, oenologist and Board Chairman of Champagne Louis Roederer, acquired and combined two Cru Bourgeois vineyards in the heart of the Medoc’s prestigious Saint-Estèphe appellation: Château Picard and Château Beauséjour. Together, these properties make up what is now called Château Haut-Beauséjour.The appellation of St. Estèphe is unique by its proximity to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde River. The soil consists of gravel over clay, providing good drainage and a temperate, maritime climate, which is excellent for the maturation of the grapes. The proportion of Merlot is higher relative to other châteaux in the appellation in order to give the wine a more fleshy aspect. This makes the wine more approachable at a younger age yet provides enough structure for aging. This wine from the outstanding 2016 vintage is 62% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot, matured in French oak casks for 12 months, 30% new oak. James Suckling scored this 92-9…

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