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2011 Girolate Bordeaux

2011 Girolate Bordeaux

It beat the finest wines of the Right Bank in a legendary blind tasting session of the Grand Jury Européen, after which Parker exclaimed: “It must be tasted to be believed.”

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Very first pioneer in Bordeaux to apply high density plantation, i.e. 10000 vines per heatare. 100% Merlot

This experimental, concentrated, 100% Merlot from a vineyard planted with 10,000 vines per hectare, is treated like a pampered child in its viticulture, fermentation and upbringing in barrel. Made by the Despagne family, this luxury cuvee has been a brilliant success in just about every vintage they have released to date. The 2011 is a big, robust effort whose exuberant tannins, which are not fully integrated, suggest caution may be needed. Loaded with sweet, rich, chocolaty berry fruit intermixed with graphite and vanilla notes, it still reveals some new oak, so some additional time in the bottle is warranted. It is hard to believe that a wine that carries a Bordeaux appellation exhibits the courage and visionary zeal needed to produce something like this. This offering should drink well for a decade, but the tannins need to be better integrated for it to fully merit an outstanding score.

Tannic: 4/5
Body: 4/5
Acidic: 4/5
Complex: 4/5
Finish: 4/5

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Type of Wine: Red
Bottle Size: 750mL

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