Château Tour Perey Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2016
The wines in the new barrique completely put the wood away, even after 3 months, where they are usually quite characterized by wood, you felt absolutely nothing of it. That shows what a monumental power they have. » Rather subtle in fragrance, but nice coming from the depth, looks very intense and indicates a high concentration, again a lot of freshness, as is typical for 2016. First of all, the palate impresses with its concentrated strength, with masses of extremely fine tannins, with ingenious freshness and deliciously sweet extract. What a bombastic bundle of power, but never wide, never fat, always on the elegant, slim side, but an absolute long-distance runner. The wine has immense potential, it will probably not be accessible young - like many 2016s - you have to let it mature for at least 10 to 15 years, but it will be an impressive wine monument, what a dream wine, somehow it reminds me of style the big 1961s, also here high concentration, brilliant fresh fruit and powerful extract sweetness combine in a similar way. Jean-Luc: «Should we make wines for quick consumption or wines for a long life? I think we are in Bordeaux and nature has always given us wines that have developed over decades, we have to keep that.