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|A typical high-end Haut-Médoc which we highly recommend with a nice red meat diner. We have selected this 7-year-old vintage which is just ready to drink now, coming directly from the Château’s cellar which ensures perfect temperature and humidity conditions. Also, Agassac was one of the few producers to elaborate a great wine in this complicated vintage for the Médoc area.
This Château d'Agassac 2007, made of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% of Merlot, has a dark colour and an intense nose of black fruit and spices. It is a full-bodied red wine with silky tannins and a remarkable structure, with a really long finish.
|Wine Characteristics||Tasting and cellaring|
|Domain||Château d'Agassac||Eye||Garnet red|
|Vintage||2007||Nose||Notes of cherries in brandy, ripe black fruit and camphor|
|Appellation||Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois||Mouth||Rich and mellow structure, soft and supple tannins|
|Area||Bordeaux||Long silky mineral finish, with mint notes|
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon (52%) Merlot (48%)||Drink before||2019|
|Type||Dry||Open||2 hours before|
|A red wine for a meal with roasted meat like veal or beef, served with a tomato and courgette gratin. Fro dessert, chocolate fondant would be perfect!|
|A word about the domain|
|The legend of Château d’Agassac says it was built in the 11th century, though the actual castle was rebuilt during the Renaissance. It is not very clear when the production of wine really started but the reputation of Agassac was made in the 19th century, especially in the Netherlands where its wines were particularly appreciated. The last two decades have seen quite some changes after an insurance company acquired the domain in 1996 and converted it to “viticulture raisonnée” in 2004. They have created a unique modern style for their wines that is now widely appreciated by amateurs.|
|What experts say|
|About the domain
Bettane & Desseauve: 2* (Good quality production)
About the wine
"Deep colour, very nicely made wine with attractive lift and classy length in the southern Margaux style."
Wine Spectator: 79-82 (Issue: Web Only - 2008)
"Light and watery, with some berry and herbal character."
Jancis Robinson: 16 (21 Apr 2008 by JH)
"Toasty, slightly meaty, spiced aromas. Rounded and velvety tannins. Harmonious though the acidity is quite marked."
Bettane & Desseauve: 16
"Dark ruby color. Expressive nose of fruit, deep, dense. Full-bodied, generous, round. Good length. Silky tannins."
La Revue du Vin de France: 15.5
"Beautiful expression of fruit in the attack. This colorful wine is full-bodied, with a good intensity and long. Harmonious, attractive, but more flexible than the 2006 vintage."
|And finally for the wine geeks…|
|Soil||Guntz gravels and Garonne gravel|
|Age of vines||25 years old|
|Ageing||12 to 15 months|