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1996 Château De Brens St. Émilion Grand Cru

Red Bordeaux Blend

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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • richardhod Likes this wine: (90 points)

    January 10, 2013 - Same as I said before. Great for a 16-year old wine that's not fromthe top drawer. A little light on the fruit, but then a St Emilion of this age isn't going to be huge. Still crisp ad red fruits are there. See my last note.

  • richardhod Likes this wine: (90 points)

    July 9, 2012 - Agree with Christhewino here on description. Also, nicely-aged: Brick colour, bottle aromas. It has good acidity, but not a lot of fruit on the palate. Has a Light-medium weight, and present late dry wood tannins, but not heavy. Old schooll style, well-done mid-level getting a bit old now. Not bad for 12 pounds, or about $19. Good with a light roast.
    As it opens up after 10 minutes, some red fruits omem through (sweet cherry, Cabernet red fruit, and some minerality comes through. The palate lengthens to a mouthwatering extent, and tingles to the end when the soft drying tannins appear. This mmight be a lot better than I initially thought. It's still medium-light, and could do with some more body, but in essence, great value from majestic.

  • christhewino Likes this wine: (88 points)

    April 23, 2012 - Aromas of leather and damp pine with plum and red fruits. The palate is smooth with a final woody dryness that doesn't detract from the fairly full fruit flavours. Maybe not many years left in this so enjoy now while it is very good.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château De Brens
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 15 (68%)
  • Consumed 7 (32%)

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