Chateau Maison Blanche Les Piliers de Mason Blanche 2016
Maison Blanche is located in Montagne Saint-Emilion, right next to Saint-Emilion with similar soils of clay, limestone and sand. A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, this is the 2nd wine of Chateau Maison Blanche. All grapes are handpicked and mostly de-stemmed, and fermented naturally in glass-lined cement tanks without any additives. Look for dark fruits and earth with hints of spices. Certified biodynamic, too! Serve with red meats, French cheeses, like Comté gruyere, charcuterie and pâté.
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Montagne-St-Emilion|
|Brand||Chateau Maison Blanche|
Wine AdvocateThe medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Maison Blanche is a little youthfully shy to begin, opening out to subtle kirsch, blackberries and cassis notes with wafts of wild sage, underbrush and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with juicy red and black berry flavors, with a grainy frame and refreshing finish.
Jeb DunnuckFrom the northern part of the Médoc and all Merlot, the 2016 Château Maison Blanche is a delicious effort that has a good attack, with ample plummy, cherry fruits, notes of sandy, loamy earth, medium body, and notable balance. Made with consulting help from the team of Stéphane Derenoncourt, it's a rock-solid effort to drink over the coming 10-12 years.
Wine EnthusiastThe high alcohol shows in this wine. While it offers some fresh black-currant flavor, the wine seems heavy. The fault must lie with the superripe Merlot that dominates the wine.