Loudenne's vineyard looks over and gently descends towards the wide Gironde estuary. Thanks to the care lavished on the vineyard and the wines, this property, located in the Médoc appellation area, was promoted to Cru Bourgeois Supérieur status in the 2003 revision of the 1932 classification. The red wines are aged in oak barrels for 14 months after traditional vinification; they are then bottled and kept in the cellar for at least a full year before being released onto the market. Through low yields and traditional vinification, Château Loudenne produces rich, balanced wines. They are well-structured and reveal fruity flavours.
This 2016 release is cabernet dominant with merlot in support. It has good weight on a palate that is well structured and ample - with wood spice adding complexity and depth. The long lasting finish is aromatic and very elegant with persisting, silky tannins.
The winery writes "Beautiful deep cherry red color. Very convincing start, broad and immediately textural, with a nice weight through the middle. Beautiful long and persistent finish."