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2012 Bois Cardinale Grand Cru Saint Emilion

The Gourmet Corner

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  • Appelation: Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé
    Tasting note: Everything about this wine is great from the start, with its showy aromatics to the opulent, sensuous, rich layers of fat, ripe, sweet, fresh fruits. Yes, I know its young. But all great wines show well young and get better with age. There are not many wines at this level of quality that sell for this reasonable price

    Food pairing: Enjoy with poultry or veal roast - Will do well with any red meats grilled, cheese...
    Grape varieties: 70 % Merlot - 20 % Cabernet Franc - 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
    Location: Bordeaux France - Saint Emilion
    Size of the vineyard: 44,48 acres (18 ha) - 10 000 bottles produced
    Terroir / Soil: Clay and limestone
    Vinification: Cold maceration - Ageing done in barrels - 75 % new French oak barrels - 25% French one-year-old oak barrels

    Name: 2012 Bois Cardinale Grand Cru Saint Emilion
    Area: saint emilion bordeaux (see Map)
  • Bois Cardinale is made partly from young vines and presses, and is created with the same care as that given to all of our vineyards. This Saint-Emilion Grand Cru is matured in barrels made of French oak, 70% of which are new barrels. Bois Cardinal, with its dark red and crimson tones, fresh fruit bouquet and hints of undergrowth is a wine that blossoms fully after being laid down for two to three years

Category: Bordeaux, Red, Saint Emilion

Type: Wine

Vendor: The Gourmet Corner


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