Dark in color with a mild red berry nose along with some oak. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice smooth red berries, plum and cherries along with some noticeable oak. The cab franc in spite of being so small in the blend is noticeable. On the medium length finish the wine displays some bright acidity along with some mild tannins, and some nice dryness. The wine is a little young and could use about a year to soften a bit. I would give it an 88 or so. For the price, not a bad deal! The LCBO say medium bodied and fruity and I’d agree. This is a left bank Bordeaux wine.
From the LCBO web site:
Château Recougne 2014 — VINTAGES#: 368167
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity
The Château Recougne 2014 is a blend of 90% Merlot, 2% Carmenere and 8% Cabernet Franc. It has a lovely, well-defined and vibrant nose, classic in style just like the old school label. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh red berry fruit, a keen line of acidity, plenty of vibrant cherries coming towards the graphite tinged finish. If you want a well crafted old fashioned Bordeaux wine, look no further! This is a great success for the estate under the guiding hand of Dr. Alain Raynaud. Drink Date: 2017-2024. Score – 89-91. (Neal Martin, robertparker.com, April 29, 2015 ) $15.95
Release Date:February 17, 2018
Alcohol/Vol 14.0% Made in: Bordeaux, France By: Vignobles Xavier Milhade Sugar Content: 3 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity