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Cháteau Desclau is in Tresses, 10 kilometers east of Bordeaux on the road to Libourne and St. Emilion. This is the top of Bordeaux’s Entre-Deux-Mers where the alluvial soils are rich and privileged.
Desclau is based on a farm formerly owned by Cháteau Senailhac, an extremely well regarded left-bank estate. It’s the only Bordeaux Superieur estate we know that employs all have major red Bordeaux varieties.
The 2010 composition, from a classic vintage, is one of the estate’s best ever. this silky, oak-aged blend of 43% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot is perfect for current drinking after six years of bottle age.
The five grapes are fermented by plot in stainless steel tanks before blending by lot. The estate’s main emphasis is tannin management by careful extraction.
Up to 2 years in a mix of various sizes of oak and temperature controlled tanks.
The wine is velvety and mouth filling on the palate with lots of fruit and excellent structure.
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