Château de Parenchère Red Bordeaux Blend Bordeaux Supérieur 2005
The estate’s traditional wine is made using vines aged 20 years on average and is usually made up of all the different grape varieties grown on the property : 50% Merlot 40% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Cabernet Franc 1% Malbec With its equal proportions of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Château de Parenchère Bordeaux Supérieur Red is half-way between a Médoc and a Saint-Emilion. Merlot gives it its supple, fruity fleshiness; Cabernet-Sauvignon provides structure and additional tannic density. Characteristics : This traditional Parenchère blend is generally very fleshy, with a very deeply coloured robe. Characterized by a good balance between fruit and tannin, it displays distinct red fruit aromas with a long, sustained finish. Ideal drinking period : from 3 to 6 years This cuvee can be appreciated since its first year of bottling while improving for 6 - 8 years - and even ten years for the best vintages.
Situated in the eastern edge of the Bordeaux wine growing area, the Château de Parenchère vineyard lies on the borders of the Dordogne and the Lot et Garonne departments. Here they grow in chalky clay with a very high clay content, which is unusual for this area and which goes some way to accounting for the strength of the wines produced from them.