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Château de Pressac Grand Cru Classé  2011 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château de Pressac Grand Cru Classé 2011

A very charming Saint-Emilion grand cru, which marvellously combines power and elegance. Anything else? Its very attractive price despite its privileged status as a Saint-Emilion cru classé.

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Lot Description: Château de Pressac Grand Cru Classé 2011

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé
  • Classification: Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Jean-François et Dominique Quenin
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 72% Merlot, 14% Cabernet franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% carmenère, 1% pressac
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2020
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Sustainable farming
  • Size (in ha): 36
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • 100% destemmed, the harvest is vinified plot by plot. The wines are aged for 12 months in barriques, 65% of which are new. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pressac (= Malbec) and Carménère make up a complex register. We encounter notes of red and black fruit, spices and undergrowth. Its fine tannins and silky texture mean it has both good aging potential and can be enjoyed when young.

    The treaty marking the end of the Battle of Castillon, effectively ending the 100 Years War, was signed at Château de Pressac on 20 July 1453. The vineyard, consisting of a single block of vines, is planted on a limestone plateau which extends from Saint Emilion to Belvès de Castillon, 80 metres above the Garonne. It also includes some plots on the clay-limestone slopes. The domaine was purchased in 1997 by Jean-François and Dominique Quenin, who have made substantial investments in both the vineyard and the winery. The property also produces a very consistent second wine, Tour de Pressac.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
87/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
88/100Wine Spectator
17/20Bettane & Desseauve
16/20Jancis Robinson
91/100James Suckling
15/20RVF
15/20Le Point
88/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
86/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2020