Merlot Domaine Baptiste Boutés, Château de La Négly, Côteaux du Languedoc 2016
Jean Paux Rosset and his team have worked tirelessly to make sure that the wines here are the very best in the appellation. The beautiful vineyards, a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean, get the best treatment to ensure healthy grapes; this helps the team to pick extremely late if required, especially for Mourvèdre. The range is extremely consistent with the ‘Brise Marine’ displaying notes of white stone fruit and iodine, while the reds have ripe tannins and great intensity, but without being heavy.
Plums and blackberries accompanied by coffee and earth notes. The tannins are fine and the wine is soft and rounded on the palate making it very easy to drink!
Grape: 100% Merlot