Chateau La Cabanne has slowly been improving over the last couple of decades, with the last two vintages 2016 and 2015 being their best yet! They are no longer lumpy wines with little substance, but carry much more grace, complexity and balance. These are now wines with the potential for beneficial aging!
Chateau La Cabanne is named for its location, La Cabane, and sees its roots in the 18th century. It is currently managed by Francois Estager, from a family of Libourne negotiants.
The vineyards cover 8.84 hectares and are planted to 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, taking advantage of the clay-gravel soils; vines average 30 years of age. The wines themselves usually follow a similar proportion in their blend.
A juicy and fruity red that shows reserve and structure. Full body, polished and chewy tannins and a long finish. Big wine for the vintage. Serious... again!
The 2016 La Cabanne is a blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc picked from the end of September. François Estager told me that like last year, he did not add any sulphites until after the malolactic fermentation. It has a well-defined bouquet with black cherries, a touch of cassis, a lovely marine influence and crushed violets. It opens beautifully in the glass. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp, tensile tannin and very well-judged acidity. This Pomerol displays great energy and poise, fanning out on the second half that demonstrates superb mineralité. This is an unmissable follow-up to the 2015 La Cabanne. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
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In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.