18/05/2020 – Château Cassagne Haut-Canon 2014

(2020) Fronsac is an unheralded but usually reliably good Bordeaux appellation on the Right Bank, where Merlot is the principal grape planted from Bordeaux's famous five. This is 60% Merlot with equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. It's proper old-fashione claret in a way, with a streak of bloodiness and game on the nose, solid and sweet black fruit, but also a little ash and earthy sense of austerity. In the mouth it has lovely balance, walking the same line between solid fruitiness and that backbone of tannin, spice, cedar and savoury acidity, with really quite a long, gastronomic finish. Mixed six price is £18.99. Watch the video for more information and food-matching.

2 comments

  1. Gosh, I haven’t seen a bottle of this in eons, not since the 1989, which Parker raved about. A few bottles wet into the cellar and methinks it might be time to search one out. Thank Tom for the stroll down memory lane and a reminder to drinks some more wine. Cheers!

    1. 1989 – nice. Yes, probably time to open and enjoy that one Mahmoud. I think most of my 1989 Bordeaux have gone by now, might be a Meyney or two left, as I bought a case of that.

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