Clos des Menuts 2008
Tasting Notes: Deep robe, resulting from a well-controlled extraction. Fine nose of ripe grapes, with elegant toasted and vanilla oak aromas confirmed in the mouth. Elegance, balance and harmony. Percentage Grape: 85% Merlot 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc Soil: Limestone and clay, mainly sandy-clayey with hardpan and iron dross subsoil. Type of Harvest: By hand, carried in small crates with selective sorting. Vinification Method: - Vinification : in thermoregulated stainless steel vats. - Maturing : 18 months in oak barrels, 1/3 new every year.
Clos de Menuts is a wine produced by Maison Rivière in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux in France. The estate was acquired by the Rivière family in the 1950s, adding to their already successful legacy of regional wines. The estate rests on 38 hectares of well-draining limestone, clay, sand and iron-rich soil. The wine consists of 85% Merlot with 10% Cabernet and 5% Cabernet Franc.
Old and mellow but lots of huge spiced fruit. The complexity of an old wine with the exuberance of a new wine.
Three and a half glasses
Excellent cru de saint emilion, tres typique et a prix raisonnable. Tres aromatique, fruits noirs et sous bois. L'elevage est discret, en bouche le vin est puissant et les tannins pas encore completement fondus. A deguster entre 2009 et 2020.
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