OENOFOROS Product Details 0008 Oenoforos Chateau La Dauphine Fronsac AOC 2014
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Country: France, Bordeaux, Fronsac
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Neal Martin, Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate :92/100

Tasting Notes:
The wine reveals delicious red fruits, spices, and lovely mineral sharpness. The palate offers medium-bodied, alluring, and relatively fleshy texture, as well as freshness from a mix of roses, pepper, and black fruit flavours. The attack is elegant, with quite supple yet tense tannins.

Food Pairing: Beef and Venison
Case Bottles: 12
Product Id: 0008




Available Stock: 30 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.