Christophe Avi Buzet 2016
Buzet is a small wine region upriver from Bordeaux, just north of Armagnac. The wine is a "Bordeaux blend" of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Christophe Avi is the great-grandson of the founder and joined the estate in 1992. This estate is super boutique and only covers about 80 acres of land. Avi spearheaded transitioning the vines to organic and sustainable, in an effort to ensure the property remains as awesome as it is for another 90 years.
One fun fact about this vino is that it does not have any residual sugar. Don't let that confuse you, the wine is juicy and jammy but not overloaded with sugar, which has gotta help the hangovers. The nose is beaming with tiny berries like blueberries, red raspberries, cherries, and cranberries. On the palate, these tiny flavor orbs swirl together with silky, velvety tannins.