Chateau Micalet 2016 Haut Medoc
Standing further back from the estuary of the Gironde, wines of the Haut Medoc rarely have the ripeness of the more famous wines of Pauillac, Margaux etc. but there is real value to be found here. Micalet is a defiantly old school producer, making wines based on 65% cabernet, with 30% merlot and a good dollop of petit verdot. These are peppery, brooding, structured wines with character that demand food and reward ageing.