Chateau l’Isle Fort Bordeaux Superieur Wine

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Chateau l’Isle Fort Bordeaux Superieur, Bordeaux Wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting  reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau l’Isle Fort does not have much of a history as a wine producing estate in the the Bordeaux wine region. In fact the property only dates back to the 2000 vintage. That is the year when the young Sylvie Douce and François Jeantet took over the existing property. At the time of the purchase, the entire estate was in serious need of restoration, renovations and replanting of the vineyards.

Once they began to completely renovate the chateau, cellars, vat rooms and Bordeaux vineyard, they brought in the experienced team of Stephane Derenoncourt to consult on the estate’s vineyard management techniques and wine making for the property.

Situated in the in the small, lesser known commune of Lignan, the ​​7.5 hectare, Right Bank vineyard of Chateau l’Isle Fort is planted to 58% Merlot , 28% Cabernet Franc and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon . The vineyard, with its south facing exposure is planted to a vine density of 6,500 vines per hectare. The terroir is made of up of clay, limestone and sandy clay soils. To produce the wine of Chateau l’Isle Fort, the vinification takes place in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks. The grapes are whole berry fermented. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine of Chateau l’Isle Fort is aged in 40% new, French oak barrels for an average of 12 months before bottling. There is a second wine , La Chapelle de l’Isle. They also produce two different rose’ wines, Rose Ultime and l’isle Douce.

Domaine de l'Isle Fort Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2015 Domaine de l'Isle Fort

    1. Ripe, round, forward, easy to taste and like, with lots of sweetness in the ripe, round, fruit filled finish. For value hunters, this is a steal!

      89 points - Tasted
  2. 2014 Domaine de l'Isle Fort

    1. Fruity, forward and fun, with a sweet, fresh, ripe cherry personality, this is a charmer to drink young. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
  3. 2013 Domaine de l'Isle Fort

    1. Blending 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is approachable with a sweet, black cherry sensation with hints of bitter chocolate. 84-86 Pts

      85 points - Tasted
  4. 2012 Domaine de l'Isle Fort

    1. 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a medium-bodied wine with black and red fruits complicated by fresh herbs. 86-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
  5. 2011 Domaine de l'Isle Fort

    1. From 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.8% alcohol. Coffee, earth, black cherry, medium body, round textures and a fresh, easy-to-like spice-filled cherry finish are found in this wine. 87-88 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
  6. 2009 Domaine de l'Isle Fort

    1. Aromas of spicy red and black fruit open to a medium bodied Bordeaux Superieur wine with soft textures that ends with a sweet black raspberry jam filled finish.

      87 points - Tasted