Archive for the " 2011 Bordeaux Wine Barrel Tasting Notes " Category

2011 Cheval Blanc Tasting Notes, Pierre Olivier Clouet Interview

2011 Cheval Blanc – From 52% Cabernet Franc and 48% Merlot, the wine will be aged in 100% new oak. The wine reached 13% alcohol and represents 65% of the harvest. This is a fresh, refined, elegant style of Cheval Blanc that offers soft, ripe, pure, fresh black and white cherries, floral, spice, truffle, smoke and earthy [...]

2011 Domaine de Chevalier Red and White Wine, a Nice Pair

  Few producers of Bordeaux wine are successful at making both red and white wines.  The number becomes even smaller when you factor in consumer friendly pricing.  Domaine de Chevalier in Pessac Leognan remains popular for their consumer friendly pricing policy, coupled with high quality wine. That tradition is [...]

2011 Haut Bailly Tasting Notes, Interview with Veronique Sanders

2011 Haut Bailly From a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% alcohol and will be aged in 55% new oak. Yields were about the same as that of 2010 at 38 hectoliters per hectare. Smoke, truffle, scorched earth, cassis, coffee and blackberry scents prepare you for the fresh c [...]

2011 Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion Classically Styled

  [caption id="attachment_20765" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Haut Brion Jean Philppe Delmas"][/caption]   If you want to read about the 2011 Haut Brion white wines: 2011 Haut Brion Blanc, Potential Wine of the Vintage   For wealthy wine collectors who found 2009 Haut Brion and 2009 La [...]

2011 Haut Brion Blanc, Potential Wine of the Vintage

[caption id="attachment_20755" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Haut Brion Blanc"][/caption] 2011 Bordeaux has its ups and downs.  The vintage is a classic year.  However, a few wines transcend the vintage.  2011 Haut Brion Blanc is in my view, the best white of the vintage and it could be argued, it's the best wi [...]

2011 Valandraud 4 in a row from Jean Luc Thunevin, Murielle Andraud

  2011 Valandraud Since Murielle Andraud became responsible for the wines of Valandraud, they have been a roll with their St. Emilion wines. 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Valandraud are all strong efforts. 2011 Valandraud, produced from an assemblage of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the 2011 Valandraud will be a [...]

2011 Fonplegade Tasting Notes, Interview with Jean Christophe Meyrou

  2011 Fonplegade From 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2011 Fonplegade reached 13% alcohol and represents 65% of the production.  This deeply colored wine begins with fennel, stone, coffee and black cherry aromas  and opens to a wine filled with sweet, round and fresh blackberries. 91-93 Pts Jeff Leve [...]