Chateau Tour Saint-Vincent 2010 Medoc, Cru Bourgeois
Here's a first rate Medoc Bordeaux at a great price. Chateau Tour Saint-Vincent is designated Cru Bourgeois. After Cru Classe, Cru Bourgeois is recognized worldwide as the Medoc's most prestigious designation. The family owned property has about 30 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The vines are densely planted and average a very mature 30 years of age. Great pains are taken to limit yields with frequent green harvests. And all of the grapes are sorted three times by machine and finally by hand when they reach the winery. Fermentation is in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and the wine is aged in oak for 12 months. The superb 2010 vintage brought incredible ripeness to both Cabernet and Merlot and this wine is a 60/40 blend form mature 30 year old vines. This was selected as an Editors Choice in Wine Enthusiast Magazine. They scored it 90 points saying "A rich and smooth wine, this is packed with black fruits that are touched with smoky tannins from the wood aging. Its full, fruity and structured on the palate. It will age over at least 56 years, but, with its rich texture, it will be drinkable soon."