Château du Retout

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.9170 ratings
8.89 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Ken Z
9.0

Drank 9/1/18. Paired with red wine marinated lamb chops

Pleasant nose of red fruits, plumbs, and some earth and peppercorn. Plum and sour cherry flavors mix with some medium tannins. Well balanced. Long finish

3/21/8/4/4 +50 = 90 pts.

Drinking well now. May improve marginally. Will probably hold another 5-8 years.

Drank 9/1/18. Paired with red wine marinated lamb chops

Pleasant nose of red fruits, plumbs, and some earth and peppercorn. Plum and sour cherry flavors mix with some medium tannins. Well balanced. Long finish

3/21/8/4/4 +50 = 90 pts.

Drinking well now. May improve marginally. Will probably hold another 5-8 years.

Sep 1st, 2018
Meredith Hu

Moderate concentration, moderate minus staining. Juicy black plums, blackberry, apricot, black pepper, purple flowers, some new oak notes but relatively subdued. Tight and firm medium tannin. Medium to medium plus acidity and body.

Moderate concentration, moderate minus staining. Juicy black plums, blackberry, apricot, black pepper, purple flowers, some new oak notes but relatively subdued. Tight and firm medium tannin. Medium to medium plus acidity and body.

Mar 8th, 2018
Chris MacLean

Too sweet and oaky for a Bordeaux. Otherwise decently made.

Too sweet and oaky for a Bordeaux. Otherwise decently made.

Dec 16th, 2017
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.9

Pours a dense purple hue. Brooding and structured but with generous black fruit, spice, and vanilla, with a lively finish.

Pours a dense purple hue. Brooding and structured but with generous black fruit, spice, and vanilla, with a lively finish.

2 people found it helpfulMar 31st, 2013
Matt Trader, TWP

Really a fantastic wine for $20. Brooding - needs some time to open - after which reveals a meaty and gravely wine. Tobacco, Spanish cedarwood, mushroom, and bell pepper, with lush, dark fruit on the pallet, and a lingering finish of pepper and dark plum skin. I think that this is an OK vintage for these guys, nothing like the 2012's I had of recent, but none the less, still a fantastic wine that would make a great stock up Bordeaux wine for frequent consumption.

Really a fantastic wine for $20. Brooding - needs some time to open - after which reveals a meaty and gravely wine. Tobacco, Spanish cedarwood, mushroom, and bell pepper, with lush, dark fruit on the pallet, and a lingering finish of pepper and dark plum skin. I think that this is an OK vintage for these guys, nothing like the 2012's I had of recent, but none the less, still a fantastic wine that would make a great stock up Bordeaux wine for frequent consumption.

Feb 17th, 2017
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.6

One of my favorite cru-bourgeois. there is thorough vineyard management at this estate. Vines are 30 years old on avg, and only organic fertilizers are used. 12 months in about 30% new oak. 84% cab 16% merlot. The result is a brooding wine, certainly not elegant, and perhaps murky. But with ripe black fruit and no excess of new oak, and well textured. worth seeing how this will age in the next year or two.

One of my favorite cru-bourgeois. there is thorough vineyard management at this estate. Vines are 30 years old on avg, and only organic fertilizers are used. 12 months in about 30% new oak. 84% cab 16% merlot. The result is a brooding wine, certainly not elegant, and perhaps murky. But with ripe black fruit and no excess of new oak, and well textured. worth seeing how this will age in the next year or two.

Sep 2nd, 2013
David Denham

Amazing value.

Amazing value.

Jun 29th, 2013
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Very nice cab based blend. Structural elements with a little earth and good dense weight

Very nice cab based blend. Structural elements with a little earth and good dense weight

Feb 14th, 2017
Lauren Young

Enjoyed, with many different flavors

Enjoyed, with many different flavors

Nov 22nd, 2018
Carlos Gonzalez

Twenty fifteen magic bargain.

Twenty fifteen magic bargain.

Nov 15th, 2018