2013 Chateau Le Coteau Cuvee Chappaz, Margaux, Bordeaux, France
The 2013 Chateau Le Coteau 'Cuvee Chappaz' is a fine effort in this vintage from this small estate in Margaux, which neighbors Rauzan Segla, Giscours and Issan. It offers aromas of dark cherries, roasted plum, spices, tobacco and a touch of grilled herbs all coming together in the glass. This medium to full-bodied red possesses a lush, velvety texture and remains nicely balanced leading up to the finish. While this is certainly accessible now, it should only become more pleasing with another year or two of bottle age.