Excellent value claret from the brilliant 2016 vintage. Vinified in the traditional way, the floral touch is backed up by dark plummy flavours, chocolate and a touch of spice.
Les Tourelles de Barrail is the second wine of Chateau Haut Barrail. 50% Cabernet, 50% Merlot. 20% aged in oak.
Haut Barrail is a small 12 hectare estate owned by Cyril Gillet whose family bought the estate in the 1980’s and have set about renovating it entirely since then. The vineyards are on gentle slopes facing the Gironde with Clay/Limestone soils more similar to St Emilion than the Gravel of the Southern Medoc – and for this reason 70% of plantings are Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Viticulture is ‘Lutte Raisonée’ (Sustainable Viticulture), which allows the vineyards to speak but does also mean that Cyril is able to take necessary action to protect his crop. Cyril uses a consultant Oenologist to help improve the wines and shares the same Oenologist as Chateau Rieussec, Saransot-Dupré, Labégorce, Cissac, Caronne St Gemme, Bouscaut and Desmirail.