Chateau Duthil Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc 2001 (French)
This bottle was purchased at Brix’s sale, original price of S$48.00, sale price at S$35.70. It is a Cru Bourgeois, appellation of Haut-Medoc made by the same producers of Chateau Giscours, it is a value buy. It has an inviting intense purplish-ruby colour in the glass. The wine was nicely complemented with Marks& Spencer cheddar cheese sticks.
Smell : Dark currents’ sweetness with sandlewood & tobacco aromas
Taste : Smooth and approachable, medium bodied intensity beginning with dark fruits followed by mild tobacco spices. Delicate tannins have mellowed nicely. No astute acidity detected.
After-taste : Medium finish which encompassed the mouth with oak and spice.
Background to the Chateau : Chateau Duthil is located in the heart of the Haut Medoc. Its vineyard covers an area of 6 hectares (about 15 acres) with a total appellation potential of 19 hectares (47 acres). It is planted judiciously on the sloping basin of a stream called L’Artigue , enabling a natural draining away of rainwater. The wine of Chateau Duthil has real Medoc character.
Vinified separately in one of Chateau Giscours’ cellars, this Bourgeois Growth benefits from the savoir-faire and technical facilities of the top wine. After traditional ageing in oak barrels, the totality of the wine is bottled at the château.
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