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  • Country ranking ?

    18
  • Producer ranking ?

    2
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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The Story

Grape Varietals: This is the pre-eminently best keeping wine, issued from 60% of Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% of Merlot and 10% of Petit Verdot.

Winemaking: All grape varietals are 100% stemmed, vatted separately to be fermented at a temperature between 28 and 30°C and left to age 14 to 20 days before being drained and undergoing malolactic fermentation.

Maturing: The draw-off wine and the presses are kept in separate vats during wintertime in order to free them from their lees, before being put in oak casks. Maturing in new oak casks last approximately 12 months, interrupted by several racking-off and tasting before blending, fining and bottling. Bottles are then kept to age for around two years in our underground ageing-cellars before being made available to the consumer.

Taste: Beautiful ruby purple red, a fruity nose of raspberries, black current and a little vanilla. In the mouth, it has power and length with balanced and mellow tannins that get rounder with time, taking up a leather and spicy character. This Château will keep surprising, due to its complexity and richness.

Ageing: This wine should be opened a while before serving, or allowed to settle, in order to reveal its character.

Serving: Due to its structure, it will go perfectly with game, red meat, dishes in sauce, as well as fish cooked with red wine. It should be served at room temperature between 18 and 20°C depending on the season.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Deep and Ruby red

ending

Long, Flavorful and Spicy

flavors

Blackcurrant, Cherry, Plum, Toasty, Smoky and Meaty

nose

Youthful, Generous and Refined

taste

Average in Acidity, Balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Full-bodied, Round, Toasty and Refined

Verdict

Full-bodied

Written Notes

Dark, ruby red colour. Rich, ripe and opulent nose with ripe blackcurrant and prune notes mixed with meaty and spicy aromas. Toasty rosemary nuances add an extra edge to complex nose. Full-bodied, vivid palate with very concentrated silky texture. Firm tannic structure rounds up nicely to smooth and refined after several hours decanting. Concentrated peristent mineral chalky finish with ripe red plum and cherry tones. At its best in 2023-2028. Decant for 4 hours if served now and serve it at 17-18C with grilled lamb chops or Beef Entrecote. JL 91p (10/2019)

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Information

Origin

Bekaa, Bekaa Valley

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