Château Lesparre, AOC Bordeaux Supérieur 2011
16 (86) Recommended
Clear personality and well-ripened, juicy summer fruit evident here. A charming wine, not overly concentrated but successful.
Château Clou du Pin, AOC Bordeaux Supérieur 2011
16 (86) Recommended
Domaines Fontana. A pretty blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, with just six months of barrel ageing. This has worked very well in the vintage, with some smooth fruits, nice and elegant, good structure.
Château Verbois La Réserve, AOC Bordeaux Supérieur 2011
15.5 (85) Recommended
A family-run estate, but working with Les Veyriers cooperative. 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, farmed sustainably. This has sweet ripe fruit, with a smooth, good silky texture, well controlled extraction. A little short perhaps, but offers good drinking pleasure.
Château Vieux Dominique Réserve, AOC Bordeaux Supérieur 2011
15.25 (84) Recommended
Owned by Cyrille Gregoire, the son of the Gregoire family at Château de la Riviere in Fronsac. The oak is a touch heavy, but they have managed to hold off on the extraction to allow the fruit to get through. Clean flavours, soft red fruit, real potential.
Château Cru Cantemerle, Cuvée Grand Réserve, AOC Bordeaux Supérieur 2011
15 (83) Recommended
Well controlled, with soft extracted, medium-weight in structure but it holds it well. Organic wine, estate in Saint Gervais. 14% alcohol.
Related Wine Report:
• Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur 2010-2011
• AOC Bordeaux 2010
• AOC Bordeaux 2011
• AOC Bordeaux Supérieur 2010
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