OENOFOROS Product Details 0159 Oenoforos Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Grand Cru 2013 Pessac - Leognan
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Country: France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Wine Spectator: 92/100
Stephen Tanzer: 92/100

Tasting Notes: An attractive nose of blackberry, sloes and damson with great definition and lift. Spicy black fruit, earthiness, with soft tannins. It builds nicely in the mouth, very harmonious with a touch of espresso on the finish. Very fine. Great potential.

Food Pairing: Beef and Venison
Case Bottles: 12
Product Id: 0159




Available Stock: 83 items
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The Grape
Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and Australia.