Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Focus on Bordeaux: Château Saint-Sulpice Bordeaux 2009

 Marc Soucy - Focus on Bordeaux :  

Château Saint-Sulpice  Bordeaux  2009
Ch. Saint-Sulpice, Bordeaux, France        
Grapes:  70% Merlot - 20% Cabernet Sauvignon - 10% Cabernet Franc

Château Saint-Sulpice has been home to 11 generations of winemakers, beginning its operations in 1710. Its location in the northern Entre-Deux-Mers portion of Bordeaux situates it across the river from St. Emilion, and half way between the cities of Bordeaux and Libourne. The unique and eclectic landscape of this area gives Saint-Sulpice a character all its own, and the winery is proud of this fact. Able to keep prices in line with every day consumption, the château produces solid value-driven Bordeaux wine year after year.     
    Marc's Tasting Notes:
A slightly cloudy ruby in appearance, this wine seemed a bit green on the nose, not a rare event where Cabernet is involved. Green bell pepper aromas mingle with black plum, tart cherry acidity, and hints of black tea, supported by pleasingly supple tannins and a solid backbone of acidity. The texture and flavor details are quite pleasant. The green aspects however might not be for everyone. I had opened a different bottle of this vintage a few weeks ago, and those aspects had not seemed prominent at all, leading me to believe this is just an example of bottle variation.

 -- Marc Soucy, FWS 

FWS: Certification by the French Wine Society, Washington D.C. & Paris France

Wine Tasting Notes Prepared for BLM Wine 


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