Domaine de Baronarques 2016
This red wine is the finest expression from Domaine BaronArques, an estate acquired by Baroness Phillippine de Rothschild in 1999. Utilising both Rhône and Bordeaux grape varieties this is a full-bodied, smoky and complex wine. The blend is a composition of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes alongside the Mediterranean varieties of Syrah and Malbec. The highly refined nose reveals delicate ripe fruit aromas in which bilberry and blackberry mingle harmoniously with judicious oak. Airing adds spice and liquorice notes to this wide array of aromas. After a fresh and precise attack, elegant tannins coat the palate with a dense and rich texture. Perfectly mature red fruit flavours are set off by attractive peppery and spicy notes, while the long and complex finish reveals attractively intense fruit.