2009 Busquet V.V., Lussac St-Emilion

SKU #1068656

Together with Château le Castelet, this vineyard is the special responsibility of Dominique Robin who believes that traditional methods should be married to modern technology to produce the best quality possible from each parcel of vines. Vinification in stainless steel vats lasts between 20 and 30 days according to the vintage, to produce fruity, aromatic wines. The wines from Busquet are well-balanced; without excessive tannin, for drinking young. They also seem to age well. 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/5/2011  | Send Email
I liked this wine because it had a slight old school style to it for a 2009. Lots of spice, bright red fruit as well as some ripe candied cherry flavors, with just a bit of astringency on the finish. The tannins on the finish have a slight bitter note. Another solid value from a property that doesn’t manipulate their wines.

 By: Elaine Travels |  Review Date: 2/26/2012 
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Delightful fruit, smooth finish, beautiful nose, a bargain.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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