Chateau Magrez Fombrauge (Futures Pre-sale) 2011
Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"The inky/purple-colored 2011, a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, offers loads of cassis, blueberry and raspberry fruit along with a chalky minerality. It is a full-bodied, dense, long wine built like an NFL middle linebacker. Filled with power, intensity, texture and richness, it will handsomely pay dividends over the next two decades.
Barrel Sample: 92-95 Points"
The Wine Advocate
"Big and serious, with a well-balanced wood and spice character. The tense tannins provide a nervy, tight counterpoint.
Barrel Sample: 90-92 Points"
"I like the blueberry and blackberry character with minerals and hints of oak. Full and velvety. Well made and very polished for the vintage.
Barrel Sample: 91-92 Points"
"Bright, pale yellow. Pure, vibrant grapefruit aroma sexed up by nuances of green fig, gooseberry and hazelnut. Densely packed and pure, with lovely fresh acidity framing the flavors of underripe winter melon and citrus peel. Boasts very good density and fullness, and finishes tactile and long. Not the most complex dry white wine of 2011, but should offer considerable early-drinking appeal.
International Wine Cellar
- 3/28/2013 (47 items) (viewed 58 times)
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Situated on the archaeological site of Niord in Saint Etienne de Lisse, numerous remains dating back to the 5th century B.C. have been discovered in this vineyard, including a more than 2,500 year old skeleton which has recently been unearthed on the estate. The plot-by-plot selection, the age of the vines, the specific orientation of the vine rows, the proportions of grape...
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Medieval Village, Modern Wine
A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux...
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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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