Durandal Bordeaux Superieur 2008 (6 x 750mL), Bordeaux, France.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Overview

Appellation: Bordeaux Superieur

A blend of Merlot 60%, Cabernet Franc 25% and Cabernet Sauvignon 15% from a single vineyard in the Cotes de Castillon directly adjacent to St Emilion Appellation.

Region:
FRA - Bordeaux
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

Ripe blueberry/raspberry fruit with a clutch of dried herb and plenty of that dark minerality that’s so attractive in the wines of Bordeaux. It’s firm and dry, but surprisingly full and fruity (in context) with excellent density, good length and a refreshing finish. Clearly made to win friends yet does not betray its regionality and roots. And it ticks all the boxes for value, drinkability and interest. Super bargain. Rating 91 - Gary Walsh www.winefront.com.au (15/JUN/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietal

60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage Condition

In keeping with most of France, 2008 followed 2007 as a difficult vintage saved from a cold and wet summer by warm and dry conditions in September and October. The combination of frost, difficult conditions during flowering and the cool summer resulted in very small yields. The warm late harvest conditions and vigilant and patient vignerons make 2008 a surprising vintage, particularly on the right bank.

Winemaking Note

Harvested partially by hand before a full de-stemming. The winemaking is modern in philosophy with maximum attention to capturing fruit vibrancy. An extended maceration is followed by a cool fermentation and maturation in new and seasoned oak barrels.

This wine is underBordeaux Superieur Appellation, whose minimum permitted alcohol strength is half a percent higher alcohol than Bordeaux A.C.

Cellaring Potential

2011 - 2016.

Vintage
2008
Region
FRA - Bordeaux
Grape Style
Other Red Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

Durandal was created by the Malet Roquefort family as a modern and expressive champion of St. Emilion’s famed Merlot Cabernet Franc wine style. A counter point to the refined and structured estate wines, Durandal is approachable and richly flavoured but with suitable tannins to reward cellaring.

Vineyard

Mature, low yielding vineyards situated on the lower slopes of St. Emilion and planted primarily to Merlot, followed by Cabernet Franc and small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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