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2008 Chateau du Cedre Cahors
Single Bottles (75cl) @ £15.00
Cases (6 bottles) @ £90.00
Cases IN BOND(6 bottles) @ £63.00
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Tasting Notes:
2008 was an excellent vintage for the Verhaeghe brothers - easily the best since 2005 - and they made the most of it, producing this big and bold wine with a superbly chewy structure, well matched by copious quantities of layered fruit. Really it should be given time to develop in the bottle but a ripe vintage such as this gives so much pleasure even early on that we have not been able to resist.
Drinking Dates:
2012 to 2018
Cépagement:
90% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 5% Tannat
Soil:
Two different types of soil: The terroirs, composed of stony clay and limestone, give straight wines with fine tannins, whereas
Upbringing:
The harvest is sorted in the vineyards and destemmed when arriving in the cellar. 30 to 35 days of maceration with daily punching down of the skin cap and fermentation temperature that does not exceed 28°C. Malolactic fermentation is done in oak barrels.
Critic Reviews:
"Concentrated hue with youthful highlights. Intense nose with refined oak backed by ripe red and black fruits and a touch of peony. Young, full, chewy palate showing a seductive velvety texture and silky tannins. Very pure fruit is showcased across the palate." 88/100 (Gilbert & Gaillard)
Food:
Roast beef

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