Monday, 13 December 2010

TN : Chateau Fourcas Dupre 2001, Listrac-Medoc, Bordeaux, France

This wine is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. This wine spent one year in oak of which one third was new.

The vineyards of Fourcas are mentioned on Belleyme’s map, a geographical engineer of Louis XV. In 1843, the lawyer Jean Baptiste Antoine Dupré, member of the Bordeaux Appeal Court acquired the vineyard and in 1844 Château Fourcas Dupré was born. The cellars, buildings and château were then completely renovated. Today, a new fully functional fermenting room and refurbished cellars for storing and packing complement the original ones. The chateau now belongs to a family-owned company managed by Patrice Pagès.

The vineyard of Château Fourcas Dupré is located on a crest of Pyrenean gravely soil at an altitude of 42 meters. It is an uninterrupted plot with an average density of 8500 vines per hectare.

Colour : Dark red, browning on rim

Aroma : Spice upfront, oak, coffee, plums, blackcurrant, milk chocolate, herbs

Taste : This wine smells better than it tastes. Spice, plums, sour cherry, developed talcum powder texture, herbs, thin, lacking fruit

Alcohol : 12.5%

Price : 159 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Chateau Fourcas Dupre

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

2012 dec
frisk doft, merlot drag o fin ek. inte mkt frukt men ändå rätt bra balans- helt ok, faktiskt riktigt finstämt vin för de pengarna