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Chateau Cabredon Bordeaux 750ml - Item Code: 07322
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Dense purple, with classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings as well as gobs of back currants and licorice, the wine has a full-bodied mouthfeel with fabulous precision and density. It also possesses a long, silky finish with moderately high tannins, but they are ripe and well-integrated. The wood is clearly pushed to the background in this dense, full-bodied Pauillac, which should drink beautifully for 30+ years.
If you can’t afford Lafite-Rothschild (few can)or even their second wine, Carruades de Lafite, you still have Duhart Milon, which has become a profound wine over the last 5-7 years due to the extensive amount of attention and investment the Rothschilds have pumped into this estate. This blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot is fabulous, a dead ringer for Lafite in a great vintage. (It is probably better than many of the Lafites of the 1960s and 1970s, and even some of the vintages in the 1980s.)
Like a lot of 2010s, the 2010 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild is tight and backward, yet has serious potential. Sporting a deep ruby/purple color and classic notes of currants, lead pencil shavings, cedarwood and saddle leather, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a tight, firm focused texture and beautiful concentration. Its tannins are present, yet ripe and integrated, and it has the purity and freshness that’s the hallmark of this great, great vintage. Give bottles another 2-3 years and it should keep for two to three decades.
Juicy black currant fruit mingles with bright acidity and dark-chocolate tannins. This often overlooked château, with the same production team as Lafite-Rothschild, has an intense and concentrated 2010, balanced superbly between firmness and fruitiness.
A wine with an intense sous bois, fresh tobacco and dried flower character on the nose and palate. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and an attractive finish. It's structured yet polished with a beauty and stature. Try in 2015.
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Bordeaux wine, usually known as claret, is any of the many wines produced in the Bordeaux area of France. Red wines created from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon account for over 90% of Bordeaux wines. Bordeaux, like Burgundy and the Rhine region, has a long history in wine culture; it was known in Roman times. During the English rule of Bordeaux, the still-functioning jurade, a regulating body dating back to the 12th century that employs its customary St. Emilion region robes for winemaking inspection, was granted a charter, first by Richard I and then by John in 1199. Claret referred to a pale wine prepared by blending red and white grapes in those days; the term is no longer used in modern French.
The contemporary Bordeaux region is one of the most important wine-producing regions in the world. The Bordeaux wine classification divides it into 36 districts, which are further divided into communes. Individual vineyards, known as châteaux in this region, are located within these communes and produce the best wines.