Clos Vieux Taillefer, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, 2011
Grown in a sandy soil with iron scum subsoil, the average age of the vines is 40 years. The grapes are harvested by hand with initial sorting in the vineyard.
Vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks able to handle 60 hl.
Type: New French oak
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 60
This exquisite Pomerol was rightly voted “Best Merlot in the World” at the International Wine and Spirit competition in 2009 and the 2010 seems to be equally as good. Beneath its deep, ruby-red robe there is a supple and full-bodied wine with notes of caramelised cherry mixed with mild spices and cinnamon. Notes of vanilla and cigar box, with a wonderful length.
Goes very well with grilled red meats or red meat in sauce.
12 x 75cl