This property is located in Avensan, a small commune not far from Margaux. It’s vineyards border those of Château Citran. Owned by the Dumora family, whose patrimony spans several generations, its 7 hectares are planted with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 60% Merlot, while the average age of the vines is 35 years. The soil is comprised of muddy gravel, large stones and small amounts of clay. Aged in 1 and 2 year old barrels sourced from the 4th Growth Grand Cru Classe, Château Prieuré-Lichine, this is a great performer in 2015 and offers terrific value. Dark ruby, almost opaque in colour, unctuous, rich and full of flavour. The tannins are perfectly poised, a touch of oak offers an added dimension and finish is beautiful and concentrated.
Aged in 1 and 2 year old barrels sourced from the 4th Growth Grand Cru Classe, Château Prieuré-Lichine, there is a high proportion of Merlot in the blend for a Medoc. Bags of ripe plum fruits, this is a beautifully constructed wine with finely integrated tannins, a succulent mouthfeel and long, rich finish. A kind of Right Bank Left Bank sort of wine – if you know what I mean!