Chateau Treytins Montagne-St. Emilion 2010
Ever hike through the woods and just inhale? That smell of ripe, sweet wild berry leaps out of the glass and grabs you. Tons of chocolate, tobacco and cherry really showcase this Merlot-Cabernet blend. The finish is long and will last for what seems to be forever.Add winemaker's notes
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Ever hike through the woods and just inhale? That smell of ripe, sweet wild berry leaps out of the glass and grabs you. Tons of chocolate, tobacco and cherry really showcase this Merlot-Cabernet blend. The finish is long and will last for what seems to be forever.
A blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, this Right Bank Bordeaux possesses a ruby color with amber highlights displaying subtle scents of French oak with notes of vanilla and red berry fruit. It is soft and supple, with medium acidity and volume supported by a velvety tannic structure.
By now you have most likely tasted countless California Merlots to the point of fatigue and are looking to reinvigorate your taste buds. Before there was a California, there was Merlot in Bordeaux, so I invite you to go back to its roots and sample the Saint-Emilion. Not as fruit-forward as your typical California Merlot, this possesses more depth and complexity with nuances of smoke and earth supporting flavors of black currant and berries.
It is located on the border between Lalande de Pomerol and Montagne St. Emilion. The average age of the vines is over 25 years. The soil has a fairly high clay content. Vinification is aimed at obtaining fruity aromas in a wine that does not require aging to be enjoyed. The wine is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Château Treytins, owned by one of Bordeaux' big families, the Nonys, produces wines in two appellations, Lalande de Pomeral and Montagne St.-Emilion. Of the two, the tiny 6-acre property in Montagne offers the better value. A partially oak-aged wine, it has ripe flavors, with a light, fruity style.
The smell of ripe, sweet wild berry leaps out of the glass. Tons of chocolate, tobacco and cherry really showcase this Merlot/Cabernet blend. Silver medal winner at the Paris Fair 2001.
A favorite of ours for the past several vintages, the 2000 is the best yet, an intense mouthful of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, long on fruit, intense in its flavor, beautiful in its deep purple hue. Serve with fillet of beef, chili, or calf's liver.
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