Other Reds

2011

Chateau Mille Anges

Bordeaux

750 ML

Regular Price: $15.99

Special Price $12.99

Product Description

This wine is a beautiful dark purple color, the nose reflects the complexity and concentration. The fruit is immediately apparent and very pure. One finds a combination of black berries, raspberries with a touch of licorice and roasted almonds. In the mouth, the wine is full and voluptuous with a nice tannic structure. The tannins are powerful and ripe with a nice liveliness. The wine has a long and balanced finish. While the wine can be drunk today, it is also a wonderful wine for cellaring.

Details

Varietal: Bordeaux

Region: Bordeaux

Region Description:

A region in western France that grows famous red wines from the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc grapes and white wines from Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Muscadelle grapes. Situated on the Atlantic coast, Bordeaux has a maritime climate with warm summers and fairly mild winters as well as an abundance of rain during harvest time. When young, the finest red Bordeaux wines have a deep cranberry hue and aromas of blackcurrants, plums, spice, cedar, and cassis. For the first ten years or so these wines can be very dry, with tannin masking the fruity flavors. Eventually the wines turn garnet, and develops an extraordinarily complex bouquet and flavor as well as softer tannins. The finest red Bordeaux wines still take 20 years or so before reaching their maturity. Two distinct red wine production zones exist within the Bordeaux region; the Left Bank and the Right Bank. The Left Bank vineyards are located west of the Garonne River and the Gironde Estuary, into which the Garonne empties. The Right Bank vineyards are east and north of the Dordogne River and east of the Grionde Estuary. Of the various wine districts on the Left and Right Banks, four are the most important for red wines: Haut-Médoc; Pessac-Leognan, St-Emilion, and Pomerol. For white wines, the most important are Graves and Pessac-Leognan.