Domaine de Courteillac Bordeaux Superieur Wine

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Domaine de Courteillac 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

Domaine de Courteillac is a 10.9 hectare Bordeaux wine producing estate, situated southeast of St. Emilion , close to the Dordogne river that enjoys one of the highest elevations in the Entre Deux Mers appellation. The estate was originally founded by Henri de Foussat de Bogeron. Classified as a Bordeaux Superieur, Domaine de Courteillac was purchased in 1998 by the well-known Bordeaux wine merchant, Dominique Meneret, a partner in the negociant company, Bernard & Meneret. Dominique Meneret was also the director of Chateau Larmande in St. Emilion for a bit.

Dominique Menert bought the property from Stephane Asseo who had owned the vineyard since 1982. The sale took place after Stephane left Bordeaux to create the popular winery, L’Aventure in the central coast appellation of Paso Robles. Stephane Asseo and Dominique Meneret are business partners in the California winery. Since Stephane Derenoncourt began consulting on the wine making and vineyard management of Domaine de Courteillac, there has been a marked improvement in the wines being produced at the estate.

The terroir of Domaine de Courteillac is clay and limestone soil over limestone. The 27 hectare Bordeaux wine vineyard is planted to 63% Merlot , 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc . Over the past few years, the amount of Cabernet Franc in the vines has slowly been increasing. 2 hectares of vines are reserved for the production of white Bordeaux wine. On average, the vines are maintained with an average age of 15 years. The wines are aged in 33% new, French oak barrels for between 14 and 16 months. Close to 12,000 cases per year are produced of Domaine de Courteillac. There is a second wine , Domaine Fleur de Courteillac. Domaine de Courteillac is a strong example of a Bordeaux wine with the designation of Bordeaux Superieur.

Domaine de Courteillac Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2015 Domaine de Courteillac

    1. Well priced charmer with loads of sweet, black raspberries, cocoa and thyme. Medium bodied, and forward, there is nice value to be found here.

      88 points - Tasted
  2. 2013 Domaine de Courteillac

    1. Simple, light, correct, red berries and an easy going finish that requires early drinking. 84-86 Pts

      85 points - Tasted
  3. 2012 Domaine de Courteillac

    1. The wine is medium-bodied, ripe, soft, oaky and slightly drying in the finish, from a blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. 84-86 Pts

      85 points - Tasted
  4. 2010 Domaine de Courteillac

    1. A nice, easy drinking, Merlot domianted, quaffable wine that is ready go, with soft dark cherries and hints of licorice in the finish. This is not a wine to age.

      87 points - Tasted
  5. 2009 Domaine de Courteillac

    1. From a blend of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, this already delicious wine is filled with licorice, jam and soft textured red and black fruits. This should deliver pleasure on release.

      88 points - Tasted
    2. 2009 Domaine de Courteillac. This domain was purchased in 1998 by Dominique Meneret from Stéphane Asseo, when Asseo left to create L'Aventure in Paso Robles, in which Dominique remains a partner. The vineyard is planted in clay and limestone. From a blend 70% merlot, 20% cabernet sauvignon, and 10% cabernet franc, this soft textured wine offers dark, anise coated berries. It finishes with black raspberries. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
  6. 2008 Domaine de Courteillac

    1. 08 Domaine Courteillac, with its deep color and generous dose of ripe black fruit, plus a low price, is an enjoyable wine everyone can afford. 84-87

      86 points - Tasted