CHÂTEAU DE CÉRONS
|Grapes||Cab Sauv, Merlot|
Very supple and silky. Very civilised and not emphatic, just very nicely done. Suave, and there is good fruit, even if it does not shout about it. A perfect gentleman of a wine. Drinking range: 2020 - 2025 Rating: 88-89 L&S (Apr 2017)
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From the Graves region and a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot brought up in 40% new oak and the balance in concrete, the 2016 Château de Cerons is another deeper ruby/purple-colored 2016 that has plenty to offer. Blackcurrants, dried tobacco leaves, and some savory, earthy, meaty notes all emerge from this medium-bodied, rounded, supple, and nicely textured effort that has lots of Graves character. It's good today yet should keep for 8-10 years. Drinking range: 2019 - 2029 Rating: 88 Jeb Dunnuck, www.jebdunnuck.com(Feb 2019)
Sharp and very Cabernet on the nose – nothing wrong with that! Pure and fresh even if not complex. Sinewy. Attractive and easy. But the core is a little light. Drinking range: 2021 - 2029 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Apr 2017)
Château de Cérons
A property run by Caroline and Xavier Perromat. Caroline worked at Haut Bailly for 15 years alongside Véronique Sanders - they both arrived there in 1998, but now she is working with her husband with his family estate. This is one to watch in the Graves, with brilliant white wine to rival many Crus Classés, and red of superb refinement and delicacy of tannin. The 2015 and 2016 vintages show the increased volume on the palate that Caroline would like to bring to the red wines here. There is also a small volume of Cérons, the tiny appellation for sweet wine which is a bit lighter and dryer than most Sauternes, refined and very elegant.
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