2016 EP Chateau Bolaire, Bordeaux Superieur

 

 

Dark ruby; tight, pink rim. Big dark berry fruit, with earthy tones of mushrooms and minerals and vegetation. On the palate, structured. Feels big. Good length (medium finish).

 

 

 

Why you may find this wine interesting.

 

First, it is rare to have this kind of complexity and intensity from a humble Bordeaux Superior(54% Petit Verdot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot; vine density of between 6,000 vines per hectare; old vines of 40 years with oldest Petit Verdot vines in all of Bordeaux at close to 90 years of age; distinctive soil composition with its fine grained, sandy, red clay).

 

 

Second, beautiful structured and and length for the class (vinification starts as the juice undergoes a 21 day cold soak; 90 days on its post malolacitc fermentation lees. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel; ageing 30% in new, French barrels for average of 12 months.)

 

Finally, ridiculous value (HK$890 for 12 bottles; JS 93)

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