An intense Margaux with a superb expressive nose of red cherries and blackberries. On the palate, it is a fruity and complex red with supple tannins and a really long toasted finish. There is something fem
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An intense Margaux with a superb expressive nose of red cherries and blackberries. On the palate, it is a fruity and complex red with supple tannins and a really long toasted finish. There is something feminine in this bottle, coming from its beautiful style. A typical and affordable Margaux that we just loved it at first sip!
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Château la Tour de Bessan
Type: Dry Red wine
Grapes: 62% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon
Drink from now to 2020
Open one hour before, ideally decanted
Serve at 16-18°C
Food pairing suggestion: Grilled beef, veal or lamb
Age of vines: 25 to 30 years old
Yield: 30.9 hl/ha
Ageing: 12 months in oak barrels
|What experts say|
87/100 "Margaux fragrance. Fine boned. Soft, seductive fruit. Harmonious. Drink 2015-2020."
|16.5+/20 "Convincing on the nose: bold black fruits with a delightful herbal element. Just a bit of spicy oak. Refreshing acid with very finely milled tannin. Fragrant and elegant. Justifiably Margaux, and justifiably cru bourgeois. (RH)"|
The second wine of the Château la Tour de Bessan is a great entry level Margaux - and especially affordable, which is not always the case in this appellation! This wine is smooth and feminin. Nose and palate are dominated by aromas of red fruit, and the light tannins are just enough to give a nice balance to the wine.
Le Cardinal de Duplessis, the second wine of Château Duplessis, has a discreet but beautiful and concentrated nose of blackberry and plum. On the palate, it is medium to full-bodied and shows well-integrated tannins plus a good structure. A perfect bottle to discover the Moulis en Médoc appellation at a very reasonable price.
What we love about Château Duplessis 2007 is that it is just perfect to drink now. Originally of a relatively strong structure, it has had the perfect time to evolve in the bottle and open up today in your glass. Elegant aromas of ripe black fruit come on the palate, ending up on a toasted and peppery finish with really supple tannins. A beautiful bottle.