Chateau d'Agassac  2016  Front Label
Chateau d'Agassac  2016  Front LabelChateau d'Agassac  2016  Front Bottle Shot

Chateau d'Agassac 2016

  • JS93
  • WE92
  • JD91
750ML / 0% ABV
Other Vintages
  • WE92
  • JS92
  • JD90
  • JS92
  • WE91
  • WE90
  • W&S90
  • WS90
  • WE90
All Vintages
Out of Stock (was $28.99)
Limit Reached
Alert me about new vintages and availability
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me about new vintages and availability
Ships Sun, Oct 1
Limit 0 per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0.0 0 Ratings
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

It is the archetype of the modern Medoc both structured and powerful but also balanced, fruity and with tannins without aggressive astringency. Carved for the guard, it will also delight lovers of middle-aged wines who are in love with fruit, matter and balance. It is one of the best-rated and most awarded wines in Haut-Médoc.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
JS 93
James Suckling
Impressive wet-stone and dark-berry aromas here, as well as some purple flowers. The palate has a very juicy, supple and fleshy array of ripe plums, blueberries and cassis, cast amid fine, long and fresh tannins. Try from 2022.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
From an estate dominated by its moated castle, this wine is firm, structured and ripe with blackberry fruits. Its richness is balanced with fresh acidity and ripe tannins. Drink this wine, full of aging potential, from 2023.
JD 91
Jeb Dunnuck
From a vineyard not far from La Lagune, the 2016 Château D'Agassac is another outstanding wine from the team of Derenoncourt. Lots of dark fruits (black cherries, cassis) and cedar emerge from this medium to full-bodied effort that’s layered, has building tannins, and rock-solid concentration. The Haut-Médoc is a treasure trove of fabulous values in 2016 and this is a beauty. I’d be happy to drink bottles over the coming 15 years or so.
View More
Chateau d'Agassac

Chateau d'Agassac

View all products
Chateau d'Agassac, France
Chateau d'Agassac Winery Image
Agassac first came to light in the 13th century, built on a marshy plain bordered by a stream, which runs through the estate to the edge of the grounds where a clump of pine trees grows. The original curtain wall of its facade was machicolated and crenellated, although these features disappeared during subsequent alterations. In the 16th century, the chateau was the subject of a "renaissance" and two additions in the shape of its new defensive towers, built to stand out beyond the existing wall line… although only one remains today. The 20th century was drawing to a close when the estate was acquired by the insurance company Groupama. In good viticultural tradition, the vineyard and winery areas were the first to be modernised. With a past history of biding its time, the chateau was renovated later and has now been restored to its former glory.

The estate’s two greatest assets lie in the quality of its terroir (its total natural environment) and in its precious stock of old vines. The terroir, with its warm soils made up of deep, well-drained gravels and copious amounts of sunshine, is distinguished by its early-maturing character and Agassac is often the first estate in the area to begin harvesting. The vineyards, made up of two enclosed areas totalling 42 hectares, is essentially made up of long-established vines – an average of 40 years old for 22 hectares of it – that constitute the qualitative heart of production. Since 1997, the course of matters has shifted with the uprooting of several less-valuable plots and the planting of Cabernet vines in the best and hitherto unexploited gravel soils. In the light of these changes, the vineyard currently comprises 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc.

Image for Haut Medoc Wine content section
View all products

While it claims the same basic landscape as the Medoc—only every so slightly elevated above river level—the Haut Medoc is home to all of the magnificent chateaux of the Left Bank of Bordeaux, creating no lack of beautiful sites to see.

These chateaux, residing over the classed-growth cru in the villages of Margaux, Moulis, Listrac, St-Julien, Pauillac and St. Estephe are within the Haut Medoc appellation. Though within the confines of these villages, any classed-growth chateaux will most certainly claim village or cru status on their wine labels.

Interestingly, some classed-growth cru of the Haut Medoc fall outside of these more famous villages and can certainly be a source of some of the best values in Bordeaux. Deep in color, and concentrated in ripe fruit and tannins, these wines (typically Cabernet Sauvignon-based) often prove the same aging potential of the village classed-growths. Among these, the highest ranked chateaux are Chateau La Lagune and Chateau Cantemerle.

Image for Bordeaux Blends content section
View all products

One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.

WBX6330366_2016 Item# 564924

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...