The 2016 Château Ducasse Graves comes on the heels of the superlative 2015 vintage in Bordeaux. The 2016 vintage in Graves has been equally heralded, which makes the twin vintages of 2015 and 2016 two of the finest back to back vintages in Bordeaux in recent memory. While the red Bordeaux in 2015 shade a bit more to what some call a “New World Style,” the 2016 red Graves epitomize classic red Bordeaux from Graves, with the 2016 Château Ducasse exhibiting an especially deep purple robe and enticing aromas of black fruits, cassis, mulberry, unsmoked tobacco and supple earth tones that tantalize the nose and satiate the palate. Dry, yet rich with the quintessential savor of Graves, the 2016 Château Ducasse offers a wealth of blackberry and currant fruit, cedar, herbs and wood smoke on the palate to complement its firm tannins. Bolder and more structured than in previous vintages, the 2016 Château Ducasse can be enjoyed now or cellared for several years.