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Chateau Balestard La Tonnelle 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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Winemaker Notes

The wine is fermented the traditional way and aged in oak barrels, half of which are new each year. Balestard la Tonnelle is a full-bodied and exquisitely elegant wine, one of the finest grands crus in Saint-Émilion.

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Big, ripe and rich in a way the reflects both the vintage and the new Bordeaux model, this bottling begins with a classic St. Emilion nose of ripe cherries, tobacco and roasted herbs and follows with like-minded flavors that show plenty of ripeness and extract. Supple in front and fairly tannic in back, it extends very well at finish...

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Chateau Balestard La Tonnelle

Chateau Balestard La Tonnelle

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Chateau Balestard La Tonnelle, , France - Bordeaux
Chateau Balestard La Tonnelle
This magnificent estate of 10.6 hectares, ideally located on the edge of the village of Saint-Emilion, derives its name from a clergyman, Canon Balestard. The "Tonnelle" that stands in the heart of the vineyard was formerly an observation tower during the 15th century and has since become the symbol of this property.

François Villon mentions the wine of Balestard in his famous poem, written too in the 15th century, and as a testimonial of this historical acclaim the verse still appears on our labels.

Generous, exquisitely delicate, Balestard la Tonnelle is one of Saint-Emilion's finest Great Classified Growths.

VCC102711_2005 Item# 102711

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