Wednesday, 30 March 2011

TN : Chateau Haut-Mazeris 2004, Canon-Fronsac, Bordeaux, France

Capucine de Luynes is the manager of the vines of Château Haut-Mazeris, which have been in her family for four generations. The vineyard itself is located in the district of Saint Michel de Fronsac, on the highest slope of the region. The vineyard soil is clayey limestone. There are ten hectares of vines of which five hectares are in Canon Fronsac and five hectares in Fronsac. The grape varietals are Merlot 65 %, Cabernet Franc 15 %, and Cabernet Sauvignon 20 %. The average age of the vines 30 years old though a few vine stocks of Cabernet Sauvignon are
over 100 years old. The wine is aged in 30 % new barrels and 70 % one year barrels. Jean-Luc Thunevin is the consultant.

Colour : Blackcurrant, red

Aroma : Blackcurrant, plums, toasty oak, sandalwood

Taste : Blackcurrant, plums, fruity, drying tannins on finish, toasty oak, cedar, could leave a year or two more and try again to see if tannins integrate more or fade

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 269 SEK (Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Terminal 5 Duty Free shop)

Mark : B

Website : Ets Thunevin

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