About Chateau Auguste 2016 Bordeaux
Château Auguste is a 74-acre Bordeaux Superieur estate located in the Right Bank region of Bordeaux within the Entre-Deux-Mers appellation. The enchanting name “Entre-Deux-Mers” – translated as “between two seas” or “tides” – refers to the Garonne and Dordogne rivers that form the boundaries of this triangular region. For thousands of years, the two rivers have deposited sand and gravel slowly creating layers of limestone deep within the earth. Given the fertile landscape, Romans were the first to plant vineyards here, with monks later developing the area during the Middle Ages. Today the Chateau Auguste vineyards are certified 100% organic.
Consulting Oenologist Hubert de Boüard studied under Emile Peynaud and his family owns Chateau L'Angelus. He has consulted for dozens of Bordeaux estates including Grand Puy Ducasse, Siran, Fieuzal and Clos des Jacobins. He currently holds the position of Grand Master and President of the Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux.
This 2016 is a supple, medium-bodied Bordeaux a blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. It's complete with aromas of blackberry, blueberry, dark plum, black cherry, licorice, and cedar, the wine is rich with fresh black fruit and soft integrated tannins with a beautifully persistent finish.
James Suckling scored this 90 points saying "Forthright, ripe blackberries on the nose, just a touch of soft tannin and lively acidity, make this an attractive red. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold."