About Chateau Le Loup 2016 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Here's an outstanidng find from the outstanding 2016 vintage. Chateau Le Loup is a 16 acre estate located at the northern edge of the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation. The name Le Loup, translates to "the wolf" as local legend refers a renegade wolf roaming the region.
The soils are truly unique, a blend of clay and limestone very favorable to the Bordeaux grape varieties, and this tiny property boasts vineyards with mature 40-45 year old vines, bringing low yields and rich complex flavors to the grapes.
The blend is 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc. The fairly high 25% Cabernet Sauvignon gives this wine a boost in tannic structure and an added layer of density and richness. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc bring a luscious mouthfeel and soft texture.
The wine aged 18 months in French oak barrels and shows ripe cassis and black cherry with hints of toast and a dusting of minerality. This Grand Cru has a soft approachability now that will develop to silky complexity with time.
Best of all with Bordeaux prices that are going nowhere but up, we're able to bring you this gem at an extremely affordable price so please don't miss it!!