2016 Château des Eyrins Margaux (750ml)
Château des Eyrins Margaux 2016
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. From 40 year old vines planted just across the road from the famed Chateau Margaux. Grapes are hand-harvested, fermented in stainless steel tanks, then macerated for 21 days. 50% aged in new oak barrels, 50% in tanks for 18 months. Dense and brooding from one of the great terroirs of the world. This is a powerhouse that would benefit from some time in the cellar or at least a lengthy decant.
About the winery:
Julie and Xavier Gonet-Médeville are, in many ways, the first couple of French wines. Both hail from storied winemaking families: Julie’s family is famous for its incomparable Chateau Gilette, and Xavier comes from a long line of Champagne growers in Le Mesnil. Leading a new generation of winemakers, they bring their family knowledge, methods and passion to the many wines they now make together.
Julie and Xavier bought the seven-acre Château des Eyrins estate from Eric Grangerou in 2008. The Grangerou family has been cellar masters for Château Margaux for three generations. On a hillside plateau in the heart of Margaux, on the left bank of the Gironde River, Château des Eyrins produces a classic Margaux: dense and deep, with incredible finesse and freshness, the wine undeniably expresses the identity of this glorious appellation. The estate is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot on some of the thinnest and most gravelly soils in all of Haut-Médoc.