2016 'Henri' Cabernet-Merlot-Petit Verdot
'Henri' is based on a traditional left-bank 'Bordeaux-style' blend produced from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Our 2016 vintage was about 2 weeks earlier than usual, allowing us to keep a portion of these varieties on the vines for a late harvest (4 weeks after the rest of our Cabernet, Merlot and Petit Verdot were harvested), resulting in a much larger and more luscious wine than our normal reds.
We only produce’ Henri’ in years when the conditions are ripe for fuller bodied red wines, which makes it a very special blend. It will appeal to those looking for a hearty red!
'Henri' has a deep ruby purple colour, with aromas of red berry, spice and figs.The palate is full bodied, with dense dark berry fruits, dark chocolate and vanilla characters. A splendidly made wine, it will cellar beautifully.
This wine is well suited to classic beef, game or lamb roasts, or stews like Côte de Boeuf or Pauillac Lamb. Stronger cheeses like Roquefort, Camembert and Brie work well with the tannins.