A surprisingly positive effort for an inexpensive entry-level Bordeaux. Although I might’ve expected a bit more tannic grip from a 2016 Bordeaux, this wasn’t a disappointment in any way – hell, when it comes to inexpensive Bordeaux wines, I’ve had much more disappointing wines from much better appellations. This was a quite polished but nevertheless well-made effort with good overall balance, never coming across as excessively oaked or overdone, nor diluted or underwhelming. Stylistically this was very accessible yet at the same time rather serious. A nice allrounder for everyday food and approachable enough to be drunk on its own.