Chateau La Grolet Cotes de Bourg 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France

Item No. 101570
  • red wine
  • Green wine

Winemaker's Notes

When young, the wine reveals aromas of red fruit. After being kept for 5 years, aromas of leather and cocoa are associated with the red fruits which are still present. The tannins become more silky, and the wine reveals all its complexity. La Grolet belongs to Côtes de Bourg wines, and there is a definite tannic background, but professionals' comments are unanimous: La Grolet reveals a subtlety which is rarely seen in wines from this appellation. Could it be the effect of the influential Biodynamism of the great wine-producing regions giving this particular quality to this wine?

Learn About Chateau La Grolet

Set in a landscape worthy of the "Petite Suisse Girondine", the vineyard extends over 28 hectares across a series of mainly craggy and south facing hills and terraces conditions that produce fully mature grapes of the highest quality.

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A few extra appellations: Bourg & Blaye These two appellations are just across the Gironde river from the Haut-Medoc - a bit northwest of St-Émilion and its satellites. Bourg is the smaller appellation, nestled under the much bigger Blaye. Both have AC status, Cotes de Bourg AC and Cotes de Blaye AC. One step up on the AOC chain is the Premieres Cotes de Blaye AC, producing...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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