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2010 Chateau PoitevinBlend from France

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Wine: "Exceptional vintage. Well-balanced with a cherry robe. Round and robust at the same time, ripe fruits and vanilla wooded aromas. The Chateau Poitevin, cru bourgeois ...

  • 90 Wine Enthusiast
  • 90 Wine Spectator
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About

90

"This has ripe and polished fruit, with hints of mint and new wood. A ripe blackberry flavor pushes through the firm tannins, and it should become more rich over the next 5-6 years. The vineyard is situated in the northern part of the M├ędoc appellation." (03/13)

90 Wine Spectator

"Alluring, with a polished structure that lets the smoldering bay leaf, anise, steeped plum and warm paving stone notes play out. Shows latent grip and solid depth. Best from 2014 through 2022. 160,000 cases made. -JM" (03/13)

Product Description:

Wine:
"Exceptional vintage. Well-balanced with a cherry robe. Round and robust at the same time, ripe fruits and vanilla wooded aromas. The Chateau Poitevin, cru bourgeois is the main wine. It represents the true Medoc with its traditions and passion of the winemaker. A wine to keep." - Winery

Vineyard/Winery:
"The vineyard Poitevin is now 41 hectares on vines denominated A.O.C. Medoc with the cround dominated by small gravel. The vineyard is tended with respect to the environnment and with the minimum use of chemicals."

"The winery uses modern equipment and observes extreme cleanliness in all stages of the winemaking. The winemaking is done according to the maturity of the grapes parcel by parcel. A selection to eliminate unsuitable grapes, and a cold pre-fermentation process takes place. In addition there is the knowlege and experience of the winemaker and his professional oenologue, Antoine Medeville. Together they are always looking for ways to improve the vinification process." - Winery

This wine was also rated 85 Points by the Wine Advocate.

Product Detail

Item # 72682
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Medoc
Ratings

90 - Wine Enthusiast

90 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2010
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger, vanilla, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, mocha, vanilla and tobacco