Château de France Pessac-Léognan AC 2014 (Rouge)

Château de France Pessac-Léognan AC 2014 (Rouge)
£35.00 / bottle£399.00 / case (12 bottles)

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Country: France
Wine region: Bordeaux
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape variety: Merlot
Wine style: Smooth Elegant Reds
Wine Type: Red Wines
Drink: now to 2028
Oaked
Cork
ABV: 14%

Tasting Notes

I have 4 bottles left of the 2010 vintage but don't worry - just order the 2014 via the website and I'll email you on receipt of the order to check which vintage(s) you would like

More detailed tasting notes will arrive soon but in summary...

This is a classic Bordeaux Rouge from Pessac-Léognan, fragrant, full of black fruit flavours & silky in texture. For 2010 it's 60% Cabernet Sauvignon & 40% Merlot but as seems to be the case for many Left Bank Bordeaux producers the blend changed to Merlot dominant 59% vs 41% Cabernet Sauvignon for the 2014 vintage.


Food Pairing

The producer suggests drinking this wine with any grilled or roasted meats and pears poached in wine with spices

Producer's Notes

"Deep red ruby color. Intense nose of red berries (blackcurrant, blueberry and cherries) and gingerbread. Spice and liquorice on the palate with elegant and well-ripened tannins, refined oak aromas and a smoky note on the finish. Impressive length. This wine can be aged for many years."

Awards

FOR THE 2014 VINTAGE

16.5 points     JancisRobinson.com     Nov 2016
"Dark glowing crimson. Savoury, appetising and sleek on the nose. Very seductive and silky with beautifully ripe, seamless fruit and well judged tannins underneath. Sufficient though by no means excessive acidity. Very smart."

87 points     Decanter     Apr 2015
"High intensity, more so than many this year, with lovely vibrant violet reflections. Cloves, oak edging, charcoal and dark chocolate from the Cabernet-dominated blend. Extraction is clearly ambitious but a little bulky in structure, the tannins a touch solid. Modern in style, should have a good ten years enjoyable drinking. The recent progression at the property is on display and it offers excellent value."

FOR THE 2010 VINTAGE

17 points     JancisRobinson.com     Nov 2013
"Dark glowing crimson. Savoury, appetising and sleek on the nose. Very seductive and silky with beautifully ripe, seamless fruit and well judged tannins underneath. Sufficient though by no means excessive acidity. Very smart."

88 - 90 points     RobertParker.com     May 2011
"A potentially outstanding effort from this forgotten estate in Pessac-Leognan, the 2010 De France offers up notes of barbecue smoke, roasted herbs, black currants and sweet black cherries. A sleeper of the vintage, the impressive aromatic display is followed by a surprisingly powerful, concentrated, medium to full-bodied wine that should drink nicely for 15 or more years."



Perfect red wine for a special occasion like Christmas, this red  wine is classic Left Bank Bordeaux, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Considered the finest wines of Haut-Medoc red Pessac Leognan are fragrant red wines; this one has a lovely silky texture & ripe black fruit flavours

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