Robert Giraud Cépages Merlot 2009

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Straw yellow; quite easy on the nose and palate, but does not excite...

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Robert Giraud:
Robert Giraud S.A. is one of the few Bordeaux shippers whose business is grounded in considerable vineyard holdings as well as a dynamic winegrowing tradition going back several generations. Turnover : 75 million French francs export Sales : 48 million French francs Staff : 44 in the shipping business and 48 on the family estates Sales force: 45 sales representatives and 25 agents The Giraud ... Read more
Robert Giraud S.A. is one of the few Bordeaux shippers whose business is grounded in considerable vineyard holdings as well as a dynamic winegrowing tradition going back several generations. Turnover : 75 million French francs export Sales : 48 million French francs Staff : 44 in the shipping business and 48 on the family estates Sales force: 45 sales representatives and 25 agents The Giraud family's vineyard estates include 150 hectares of vines in 4 appellations : Château Timberlay (Bordeaux Supérieur) Château Villemaurine (Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé) Clos Larcis (Saint-Emilion Grand Cru) Château Côtes-de-Rol (Saint-Emilion Grand Cru) Château Le Bocage (Bordeaux Supérieur) Château Haut-Fourat (Bordeaux) Domaine de Cheval Blanc (Bordeaux) The head offices and cellars are located in the heart of the 125 hectare Château Timberlay estate : Surface area of cellars and warehouses : 17,000 m2 Storage capacity: 6 million bottles and 60000 hectoliters in bulk Capacity of ageing cellars: 3,000 barrels Bottling and packaging: two bottling lines : 10,000 and 13,000 bottles/hour Every 5 seconds, an average of one bottle with the Robert Giraud name is sold somewhere in the world... Read less
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Snooth User: Dennis Lim
6022641,186
2.50 5
12/15/2011

Straw yellow; quite easy on the nose and palate, but does not excite...


Snooth User: Dennis Lim
6022641,186
2.50 5
12/15/2011

I like the mile oakiness, which makes it feel slightly refined. Did not get as much fruits as I had expected though...




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