Château Cassagne Haut-Canon, La Truffiére 2016 (magnum)
Intense core of raspberry, cassis and plum fruit, notes of mocha, chocolate and spice and is beautifully framed by ripe, harmonious, well-melded tannins.
|Grape Blend||Merlot 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Cabernet Franc 20%|
Château Cassagne-Haut-Canon's La Truffière 2016 (magnum) was purchased in its original wooden cases and is a brilliant value, relatively early drinking right bank Canon-Fronsac. It is drinking beautifully right now, with plenty more development to come in bottle.
La Truffière is Cassagne Haut-Canon's top wine. It refers to the truffles found on the estate by the owners' dog. The Château, a rather charming farmhouse, is perched on a Fronsac hilltop (northwest of Saint-Émilion), with wonderful views over the Dordogne. They often say that wines reflect the winemaker's personality, and Jean-Jacques Dubois is a serious, sensitive man, who cares passionately, yet in a studious, understated fashion, that his wines reflect the very best his superb terroir and mother nature provide him with from one vintage to the next - a welcome respite from certain corporate Bordeaux Château.
Intense, layered nose of black- and red-currants, touches of plums and a lightly exotic, perfumed / spicy character with touches of licorice, mushroom and smoke. Very stylish, elegant and retaining a freshness courtesy of the cool soils and natural minerality of the terroir. The palate offers an intense core of raspberry, cassis and plum fruit, notes of mocha, chocolate and spice and is beautifully framed by ripe, harmonious, well-melded tannins and impeccably balanced acidity to the sucrosity of fruit. Highly impressive.