Château Marsac Séguineau, Margaux, Bordeaux, France, 2011
Château Marsac Séguineau is a superb vineyard that covers 10 hectares in the heart of the Marsac plateau, which has been famed for its quality since the 18th century. A single block vineyard on the banks of the Garonne in the northern part of the appellation. Soils are gravel and clay-limestone and vines average 30 years old.
After hand-picking and careful sorting of the grapes in the winery, batches are placed in separate stainless steel tanks depending on their origin. Plot selection and traceability is thus meticulous. Low temperature fermentation over an extended period allows soft extraction. Each batch is then drawn off into barrels.Press wine is carefully selected and then blended. The wine will then age for 12 months in French oak barrels, 25% of which are new each year.
Type: French Oak
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 25
A feast for friends of classic Margaux! Deep purple appearance with shiny hints. Very expressive on the nose, the wine is dominated by notes of red fruits. Full bodied on the palate, velvety finish with notes of fruits.
Red meat, beef, cheeses.
Wine Advocate 85 - 87 Points
This Cru Bourgeois is a blend of 65% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12 % Cabernet Franc. It has a light floral bouquet that is simple but quite elegant. The palate is medium-bodied with gritty tannins and good acidity. It is nicely balanced with just the right amount of austerity on the finish. Pauillac meets Margaux. Not bad at all. NM, April 2012, 85 - 87 Points.
Cabernet Sauvignon 23%
Cabernet Franc 12%
12 x 75cl