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Domaines Barons de Rothschild Bordeaux Reserve Speciale 2013

Domaines Barons de Rothschild Bordeaux Reserve Speciale 750ML 2013    
Sku: 14860

Review
HARVEST & AGEING
Inspired by a grand tradition of quality, the Domaines teams have one priority: selection. Their mastery and perfect knowledge of Bordelais cepages are responsible for the unparalleled quality of their wines. The cepages used in Reserve Spéciale Rouge are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The 2009 vintage met the five conditions necessary for a great year in Bordeaux: homogeneous, early flowering and setting (early June) with hot, dry, sunny weather; an equally early start to the ripening process (“véraison”), beginning in late July, with complete ripeness due to a warm, dry August and September, and finally dream harvests starting late in September, in perfect weather conditions! The wines are of excellent quality, very pleasant on the nose and in the mouth, with ripe, silky tannins, good aromatic expression and a freshness in the finish that perfectly balances the sometimes high levels of alcohol. The selected plots were vinified separately in stainless steel vats, after being de-stemmed and crushed. This was followed by alcoholic fermentation under temperature control and maceration over 2 weeks. Ageing took places in vats. Fining with egg whites and cold stabilization were operated before bottling the wine. Continual controls (sensory, microbiological and chemical) were carried out throughout the wine making stages.

Wine maker notes

The color is an intense purple. Expressive and voluptuous on the nose with mingling aromas of dark berries (blackberries, blackcurrants), dried fruit (figs, almonds), spices and liquorice. The palate is full-bodied and flavorful, with silky, well blended tannins, powerful aromas and a fresh, spicy finish. A rich, full and nice wine.

Controlled Appellation: Bordeaux
Grape Varieties: 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
Finished Alcohol: 13% vol


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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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