Château Chemin Royal

Château Chemin Royal
Vintage 2016

90 Vinous

Cru Bourgeois - Grand vin de Bordeaux

An historical vintage

Original climatic conditions gave the vintage its character:A sweet and humid period from January to June 2016: More than 800 mm fall in 6 months (equivalent of 12 months of precipitation). The vineyard takes the opportunity to grow well.Mid-June, a favorable weather window allows the flower to happen in good conditions. The month of June marks the beginning of a dry and very hot summer: Three months of summer without water. Our clay-limestone subsoil have been beneficial in avoiding to our vines the water stress that could have been induced by these conditions.A beautiful autumn allows to reach the optimal maturity. Warm, sunny days andcool nightsthat refine thetannins allow us toharvest until October 17th.

Alcoholic fermentations were made by focusing on the extraction of thefruit.The wines are colorful, have a beautiful structure with soft tannins, suggesting a very nice evolution in bottle.The mouth is full, both lively, round and melted.

  • Harvest period : 25th September to 8th October
  • Yield: 43 hl/ha
  • Alcoholic Degree: 13.5%vol 
  • Total Acidity 3,21gH2SO4 / L 
  • Ageing: 30% new oak barrels
  • Production Grand Vin : 38 000 bottles
  • Conditioning : Bottle tradition-Carton or wooden case of 6 or 12 bottles
  • Œnologist : Antoine Medeville


  • Cabernet Sauvignon (35%)
  • Merlot (65%)
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