A well-balanced red from Haut-Medoc
Produced on a 96 hectare in the Haut-Medoc, Chateau Citran is planted on a mixture of sand, clay, limestone and gravel. Their wines are aged in barrels (35% are new), and racked quarterly. 2016 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (48%), Merlot (47%) and Cabernet Franc (5%).
Chateau Citran 2016 is a limpid purple, almost ink-like color. The nose has intense aromas of red fruits. In the mouth, the wine is rich, gourmet and beautifully structured. The aromatic complexity and suberbly ripe tannins are a signature of Citran's 2016 vintage.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Citran has an understated bouquet that demanded some encouragement from the glass, although it eventually revealed nicely detailed black fruit tinged with cedar and graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, just the right amount of juiciness with a linear and taut, saline finish. This is a commendable follow-up to the 2015 Citran and it should give 10-15 years of pleasure.