2009 Martinat, Côtes de Bourg

SKU #1116509 Decanter

 Light, fresh cherry and blackberry nose. The fruit acidity is noticeable but that will make it an appetising wine to go with food. Alc: 13.5%. Drink 2012-2018.  (10/2013)

K&L Notes

We have very few Côtes de Bourg wines at K&L. We found this one on our 2012 Bordeaux trip and loved it. Lucie and Stephane Donze have fashioned a delicious blackberry fruit flavored red. It is primarily Merlot with some Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. 40-year-old vines are responsible for some of the depth of flavor here.

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Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/31/2013 | Send Email
From the heart of the CĂ´tes de Bourg on the Right Bank of the Gironde River comes the 2009 Chateau Martinat. The blend is 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Malbec. This is a big, full-bodied red wine, impossibly huge with surprising weight and a rich, velvety texture. Ripe, mouth filling fruit reminiscent of a freshly baked plum tart. Fresh, lively, and balanced with fine tannins. Drink now or over the next 5 years.

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Alcohol Content (%): 13.5