Château La Prade Côtes de Francs, Bordeaux, France, 2016
Overview of the Wine
Château La Prade was purchased by Nicolas Thienpont in the year 2000.The vines occupy an excellent location in the village of Saint-Cibard, partly on the limestone plateau and partly on the hillsides.
One of our favourite wines made by cousin Nicolas Thienpont in the Côtes de Francs; Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes grown on limestone soils. The limestone character comes out clearly in the wine. Dark color with a bright garnet rim; lovely open nose full of wild berry and bramble scents; smooth, fresh and pretty on the palate, this is a lovely wine, well-balanced and pure.
Grape / Blend
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
92+ - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
"The medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 La Prade bursts boldly from the glass with notions of chocolate-covered cherries, blueberry compote and plum preserves with suggestions of eucalyptus, espresso, licorice and cedar chest plus a waft of violets. Full-bodied, rich and plushly textured, the decadent black fruit and spicy layers deliver a very long, impactful finish. This is so tempting to drink right now, but it will age beautifully." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown