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Château le Pey Medoc Scea Begadan Lesparre 2009

External Review by WineExpress.com:

The Cru Artisan classification is only given to independently owned Chateaux that offer consistently high quality wine. Reestablished by the French government in 2006, only 44 Chateaux have currently earned the Cru Artisan designation making it even more exclusive than Cru Bourgeois. Château Bégadan fits the description to a tee. This modest property in the heart of the Médoc is run by Monsieur and Madame Salette, the fifth generation of vignerons to make wine at the estate. The wines are made using sustainable, traditional agricultural methods, and much of the work is still done by hand. The vineyard is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. From the outstanding 2009 vintage, this Cru Artisan Medoc has been aged for 18 months in oak, and show distinct flavors of black currant, anise, cocoa and cigar box cedar. For 2009 Bordeaux of this quality it is a remarkable value.

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Richard Burnley is the managing partner of sales and marketing for Artisan Family of Wines. Richard has been in sales and marketing all of his business life. Having received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Richard has worked for wine and spirits leaders, such as Wilson Daniels, Cuvaison Winery, and Cabo Wabo Tequila. The ... Read more
Richard Burnley is the managing partner of sales and marketing for Artisan Family of Wines. Richard has been in sales and marketing all of his business life. Having received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Richard has worked for wine and spirits leaders, such as Wilson Daniels, Cuvaison Winery, and Cabo Wabo Tequila. The wines that Richard has marketed and brought to market from case #1 have combined sales of over one million cases. Read less

External Reviews for Château le Pey Medoc Scea Begadan Lesparre

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/12/2012

The Cru Artisan classification is only given to independently owned Chateaux that offer consistently high quality wine. Reestablished by the French government in 2006, only 44 Chateaux have currently earned the Cru Artisan designation making it even more exclusive than Cru Bourgeois. Château Bégadan fits the description to a tee. This modest property in the heart of the Médoc is run by Monsieur and Madame Salette, the fifth generation of vignerons to make wine at the estate. The wines are made using sustainable, traditional agricultural methods, and much of the work is still done by hand. The vineyard is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. From the outstanding 2009 vintage, this Cru Artisan Medoc has been aged for 18 months in oak, and show distinct flavors of black currant, anise, cocoa and cigar box cedar. For 2009 Bordeaux of this quality it is a remarkable value.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2008 10/16/2012

A Bordeaux classification, first implemented in the 1800s but since fallen from use, has been revived by a group of winemakers in the Medoc. In 1994, the term 'cru artisan' was once again recognised by the European Union and the French government, issuing the terms of a new classification in. Under the terms, potential cru artisan wines had to be tasted and their estates evaluated by a jury of 11 wine professionals. The process was hampered by the turbulent court debate surrounding the re-classification of the crus bourgeois. In October , a local tribunal had heard a similarly-composed jury of evaluators accused of being 'impartial'. On 11 January, however, the new growth was approved by the French government, giving cru artisan status to 44 out of 59 producers. Grapes : 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon Region : France, Bordeaux, Medoc AOC Maker : Jean Pierre and Martin Sallette Notes : This wine shows aromas of ripe figs, spice and toasty oak with a round and silky palate feel. An elegantly structured wine with good length on the finish. Serve : Roast and grilled meats, game, stews and mushroom based dishes. A classic with roast lamb. Also delicious with cheese. ABV : 12.5%



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