2016 Chateau Mangot

Year: 2016
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 88
Vinous Media: 86-88
James Suckling: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 92
Jeff Leve: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$26.95

WHAT A "FIND"

"Straightforward, featuring a beam of cassis and plum fruit, melding nicely with the smoldering tobacco and cedar accents. Retains some heft but stays balanced and focused, with a sanguine echo adding cut at the end. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2022. 7,500 cases made, 1,200 cases imported. -JM" (WS)

"Blueberry jam, sweet spice and oak are front and center in the 2016 Mangot. This is a decidedly ripe, thick expression of Saint Émilion." (VM)

"Attractive, riper dark-berry compote, as well as rich plums. This has a dense and juicy core with a long, sleek feed of tannins into the fresh finish. A blend of 85 per cent merlot, nine per cent cabernet franc and six per cent cabernet sauvignon. Try from 2022." (JS)

"Now almost mature, this richly textured wine is powered by dark tannins that sit comfortably with the black plum and berry fruits. The majority Merlot in the blend gives the wine weight and ripeness that are happily balanced by final juicy acidity. Drink from 2021. -Roger Voss" (WE)

"Smoky black cherries, soft, polished tannins and a wave of licorice, juicy dark fruits and cocoa in the finish, this is a wine that keeps getting better year after year! 1141 Views Tasted Sep 21, 2019" (JL)

Winery Notes:
An estate covering some 37 hectares (90 acres) in a single stretch in Saint Etienne De Lisse. Hillside terraces and plateau facing due south.

Generous as well as elegant and with marvellous ageing potential, the wines of Château MANGOT reveal a new facet of their rich, subtle personality each year.

Vineyard & Land:
Château MANGOT has a vineyard with a surface area of 37 hectares (90 acres) in a single stretch, 34 hectares (83 acres) of which are in production. Set on the eastern hillsides of the Saint Emilion appellation, in the village of Saint Etienne De Lisse, these superb, south-facing slopes benefit from ideal sunshine.

Grape varieties:
85% Merlot – 9% Cabernet Franc – 6% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vine-growing:
5,500 vines/hectare – Average yield 38 Hl / hectare - Grass cover - "Guyot simple" & "Guyot double" pruning - Bud-removal - Green harvesting - Leaf-stripping. Pest-control using sustainable farming methods.

Vinification – Maturing:
Plot-by-plot vinification to achieve the best overall balance: soils - varieties - maturing. Harvesting at perfect ripeness – Sorting on tables - De-stemming. Long, gentle vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Maturing in separate batches for 14 months in French oak barrels, 40% of which are new each year.

Bottled at the Château.