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Chateau Belgrave Haut Medoc 2008

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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Grape Variety: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2008
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 14%

The Wine
Given the significant water shortage of this vintage, we adopted a different approach working the soil and the canopy. We are also fortunate to have very mature vines, which react well to lack of rainfall. Thankfully, the summer was very hot, without being a heatwave, with pronounced day and night temperature variations, which is extremely favourable to slow ripening. The vineyard did not suffer any adverse effects and the very fine weather in September lulled the grapes to reach outstanding quality standards! Extremely favourable weather up until October allowed a very selective harvesting on a micro-parcel basis, spread out over a 4-week period. Our work in the winery focused on the intensity and elegance of this vintage, which we already deem exceptional.

Dense colour, quite blackcerranty on the nose with lots of instantly sexy, smoky, and slightly rubbery oak on the nose; some nice sweet blackcurranty fruit and liquorice spice on the mid-palate, a degree of richness and concentration and the tannins are nicely rounded by oak with good lively acidity bringing up the rear with a swish of its tail.

Since 1979, the winemakers have been extremely privileged to mange this traditionally large Chateau Belgrave estate, which is amongst the finest in Medoc. This immense responsibility, endless source of investment and continued and never truly assuaged quest for perfection, brings with it the immense satisfaction of expressing the true character of the soils and revealing in our wine the refinement, depth and personality of an outstanding terroir.
Producer Dourthe
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Color Red
Classification Haut Medoc
Style Full Body, Dry
Alcohol Content 14%
Serving Temperature 16°C
Vintage 2008
Grape Variety 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Wine Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring Drink/Keep
Bottle Size 75cl
Food Pairing Beef steak with mushrooms, Cheese, Duck in teriyaki sauce, Grilled meats, Pasta with tomato based sauces

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