Simply stunning, the 2016 Chateau Sixtine instantly begins with inviting aromas of ripe dark cherries, cassis and raspberry coulis, underlined by damp soil, exotic spices, violets and hints of dusty minerals. Full-bodied with beautiful velvety tannins with a rich, deeply textured mouthfeel which is backed by a racy core of ripe dark fruits and spices. It continues to impress as it shows outstanding balance and concentration through the long, plush finish. While this is simply stunning now, it is also possesses the characteristics to age remarkably well for many years to come. Composed of 50% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre and 25% Syrah, this is an absolute knockout, and looks to the most compelling release from this estate in quite some time.