Chateau du Retout has concentrated, powerful, expressive aromas of black fruit, especially blackcurrant and blackberry. The bouquet develops beautifully with age, becoming spicy with overtones of liquorice, leather and marshmallow as well as a touch of vanilla from well-integrated oak. Well-balanced, elegant and velvety, with delicious, round tannin from beginning to end. It is an utterly charming wine with plenty of volume as well as an extremely long finish.
92 Points - James Suckling Graphite and toasty oak played across ripe, dark plums and blackberries. The plush velvety tannins are nicely delivered and bathed in flavors of blackberries, dark cherries and mocha.
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast With over 80% Cabernet Sauvignon in the this Kopp family blend, this wine is packed with black currants, ripe tannins and a smoky backdrop from the wood aging. It is structured, dry and juicy at the same time. With this firm core, the wine will need aging, so drink from 2024.