2011 Haut Medoc Tasting Notes, Ratings, Reviews Buying Guide

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2011 Haut Medoc Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings and Reviews and Buying guide for the best  2011 Haut Medoc wines from the appellation in the 2011 vintage.

For detailed coverage with interviews from numerous chateaux on the weather and harvest conditions shaping the 2011 Bordeaux vintage: 2011 Bordeaux Harvest Reports, News, Interviews and Photographs 

2011 Belgrave – Produced from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.  Spice, cedar, cranberry and cassis scents, soft and approachable, this medium-bodied, tannic wine ends with bright crème de cassis. 86-88 Pts

 

2011 Belle-Vue – From an assemblage of 46 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and one of the larger percentages of Petit Verdot at 23%, the wine reached 13% alcohol and will be aged in 40% new oak. Cassis and licorice, medium bodied and a soft, red berry finish. 87-89 Pts

 

2011 Cambon la Pelouse – Blending 55% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot. The wine is aged in 40% new oak. Earth, herbs, caramel and black cherry, medium body and cassis with cranberry are found in this wine. 87-89 Pts

 

2011 CantemerleBlending 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine will be aged in 50% new oak. Earthy, cherry notes, medium bodied with a light, red berry finish. 88-90 Pts

 

2011 Charmail – From 50% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, tobacco, earth and cassis scents and a soft, sweet cherry finish are found in this well-priced Bordeaux value wine. 88-90 Pts

 

2011 Clos Manou  – With old vines averaging 40 years of age, the real surprise is that 2% of the vines are amazingly pre-phylloxera! From an assemblage of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14.2% alcohol. Herbs, earth, cassis, medium body and a simple red berry finish. 86-88 Pts

 

2011 de Gironville – From a blend of 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% alcohol. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in 20% new oak, licorice and cherry, medium body and a dry cherry finish. 86-88 Pts

 

2011 Goulee From a blend of 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% alcohol. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in 20% new oak with licorice, cherry, medium body and a dry cherry finish. 89-90 Pts

 

2011 Les Grands Chenes – Fleshy, fun and easy to like with coffee, black cherry and round textures. 87-90 Pts

 

2011 Lanessan – From 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, the wine will be aged in 33% new oak. This wine is lightly colored, medium bodied, and ends with fresh cranberry flavors. 86-88 Pts

 

2011 Potensac From a blend of 52% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 30% new oak. Reaching 13.5% alcohol, this brawny, powerful wine is packed with cassis. Structured and built to age, it will need time. 87-89 Pts

 

2011 Poujeaux – Deep in color with spice, cassis, blackberry, flowers and truffle in the nose. With good concentration of flavor and ripe tannins, this remains one of the top values in quality Bordeaux wine with character. 90-91 Pts

 

2011 Reysson – With one of the highest concentrations of Merlot in the Haut Medoc appellation at, 85% Merlot, the rest of the blend is Cabernet Sauvignon. From limestone and clay terroir the estate likens to St. Emilion. Licorice, black cherry and earth aromas, medium body and a fresh, bright cherry personality are found in this wine. Consulted by Stephane Derenoncourt, this is a Jeffrey Davies Signature Selections Exclusive. 86-88 Pts

 

2011 La Tour Carnet – Oak, truffle and black cherry scents with plush, fat textures and a sweet, ripe, oaky, black cherry finish. This will be fun to drink young. 90-91 Pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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