Château Saint-Michel

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Château Saint-Michel 2011 Red (Bordeaux Supérieur)
Points: 90
Special Designation: Online Exclusive!
Price: $30.00
Varietal: Bordeaux-Style Red Blend
Appellation: Bordeaux Supérieur, Bordeaux, France
Winery: Château Saint-Michel
Alcohol: 14.00%
Production: 3,000 cases
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Category: Red
Importer: Serge Doré Selections
To Web: 3/1/2013
By Roger Voss
Dominated by ripe Merlot, this rich wine has a juicy blackberry flavor and reveals the judicious use of wood. It’s a wine that should be aged. The chateau is owned by the Delon family of Château Léoville las Cases. -(3/1/2013) -90

By Serge Dore Selections
Chateau Saint-Michel 2011 Bordeaux Superieur
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

This small 15 acre property was acquired by the Delon family in 1997, who also own Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Saint Julien (whose 2010 wine was rated 95-98 by Parker) and Chateau Nenin, Pomerol (whose 2010 wine was rated 90-92 by Parker). This acquisition propelled Chateau Saint Michel into the top tier of modern winemaking, placing it at the pinnacle of technology. Cutting-edge techniques are tested and perfected here before they are brought to the other estates, resulting in an exclusive opportunity to taste the forerunners of great vintages. Located on the border of the Fronsac appellation on a clay sand soil, the vineyard is managed and the wine is made by the team at Chateau Nenin. The average age of the vines is 30 years old, and the yield is 45 hL/ha.
Optical sorting tables remove ALL undersized and unripe grapes as well as ALL stems and leaves. The grapes are aged in oak barrels that have already made Chateau Nenin (A Pomerol from some of the finest terroir of the appellation). The result is a wine both modern and classic at the same time: rich, concentrated, and fruit-driven.

“An intense, almost black robe. The fruit aromas are intense and pure. A wine with a dense, compact structure that will age beautifully for years. On the palate, the wine is generous, with perfect harmony between fruit and tannins that makes us want to come back for more! It fills the palate and leaves us satisfied with a long finish. Shows wonderful potential and superb value for money.” --Tasting Note by Franck Dubourdieu (

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