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A very ripe wine with some signs of evolution in the mahogany reflections and spicy nose (leather). Tasty nose, ready to drink thanks to a ripe harvest, solar notes, rich texture which expands smoothly. WINEMAKER  Stephane Derenoncourt APPELLATION  Bordeaux GRAPE VARIETIES  50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Franc TERROIR  Limestone plateau with clay layers and green marls, hillside with Fronsac molasse and foot of the hillside with deep carbonates sands. CULTURE & VINIFICATION  The work in the plots of Clos is the equal to the actions in the parcels for the first label : pruning, cover, de-leafing, green harvest, hand-picking. In the cellar, …

Impressive levels of red, blue and black fruits as well as some toasty oak and crushed rock. The acidity in this vintage provide freshness and precision. Plenty of tannin, so give it 4-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30 years. 95 Points by The Wine Advocate WINEMAKER  Stephane Derenoncourt APPELLATION  Bordeaux GRAPE VARIETIES  80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc TERROIR  Limestone plateau with clay layers and green marls, hillside with Fronsac molasse and foot of the hillside with deep carbonates sands. CULTURE & VINIFICATION  Each plot is worked individually to extract the best expression of its terroir. Gentle pumping …

Deep and intense garnet color. Black cherry and licorice to the nose. Concentrated and powerful on the palate, it unfolds with tannic and roasted aromas. Long and complex finish with spicy notes. WINEMAKER  Jacques Bertrand who works closely with the Michel Rolland laboratory GRAPE VARIETIES  70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% of Cabernet Sauvignon TERROIR  The clay-limestone soil DENSITY  6500 vines per hectare VINIFICATION  The vinification takes place in stainless steel and concrete thermo regulated vats. Following an alcoholic fermentation at moderate temperature, the wines are aged in French oaks (50% of new oaks) for 15 months. ALCOHOL …

With an intense ruby red color, Les Hauts de La Gaffelière, Saint-Emilion exhibits a bravura of deep black fruit along with vanilla and spice. A rounded start is followed by a powerful and full-bodied wine of woody, soft tannins and ends with a touch of licorice on the palate. WINEMAKER  Sandrine Le Cam GRAPE VARIETIES  70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon TERROIR  Clay-limestone and sandy soils, the vines are between 20 and 50 years old. WINEMAKING  Traditional vinification with alcoholic fermentation. Thermovinification on the mature grapes of   Cabernet sauvignon in order to extract the fruit which add a …