Region: Sant Mont, South West France
Château de Sabazan 2016
The Château de Sabazan is located in the mediaeval village of the same name where 150 souls live between the 13th century church and the château which was rebuilt in the 15th century.
The exceptional terroir, on a plateau of fawn sand, brings out in the Tannat grape all the elegance and class to be expected from the finest of wines.A dark purple colour with ruby red highlights. A complex nose of red and black fruits with light oaky notes. Full on the palate demonstrating the clear influence of its fine gravelly terroir. The long, refreshing finish offers notes of spice and tangy red fruits.
Overall this is a ripe wine with a sweet and elegant feel that only the fawn-coloured sands of this terroir can bestow on the Tannat grape.
“If you are planning duck today, this is pretty much the perfect wine. Made largely from the reputedly heart-friendly Tannat grape deep in Gascony, where consumption of all things canard is more or less compulsory, this is a big, earthy, richly intense wine which lingers long and spicily on the palate. But do not duck out of buying this if you are having lamb for Easter – it goes brilliantly with any roast red meats or game.” ‘WINE OF THE WEEK’ – The Independent Monday 27 April 2015