Chateau Tour St Bonnet 2009

Chateau Tour St Bonnet is from the Médoc appellation, and is a label that I've seen a couple of times now on Australian shores.


From the stellar 2009 vintage, this wine is a medium to pronounced intensity ruby colour, and is a blend of 45% cabernet sauvignon, 45% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 5% malbec.  Its aroma is quite classic - a medium intensity expression of blackcurrants and cedar, perhaps with a more primary fruit character than is usual for a left bank Bordeaux - reflecting presumably the ripe vintage.   On the palate, this is a balanced wine - medium (fine grained) tannins (perhaps even slightly more tannic than this), medium length, cloves, cedar and again blackcurrants feature.  It appears built to last a few years, so I would perhaps give this another three to five years before starting to drink it.  Very good overall, in a classic left bank Bordeaux kind of way.  86-87 points (very good)

Abv: 14%
Price: $36
Vendors: Bordeaux Shippers
Website: http://tour.saint.bonnet.free.fr/
Tasted: August 2012

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