2009 Prieuré Canteloup, Côtes de Bordeaux

SKU #1080913 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A potential sleeper of the vintage, this merlot dominated blend reveals an exuberantly fruity, lush wine with lots of blackcurrent, cherry, and plum-like fruit. Full-bodied and fleshy, it is ideal for drinking during its first 5-6 years of life.  (4/ 2010)

K&L Notes

The Garonne River flows at the southern edge of this Right Bank estate, located near the small town of Yvrac. Its 10 acres of vineyards are planted to 65% Merlot, 15% Can, 15% Cab Franc and 5% Malbec. Made by the esteemed Stephan Von Neipperg, Clyde loved this wine when he tried it, calling it a superb value.

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By: Jeff Garneau |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/12/2012  | Send Email
This comes from the commune of Yvrac abuot 13 kilometers northeast of the city of Bordeaux itself, where the clay limestone soil favors the Merlot grape. The blend is 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. It shows red and black fruits, ripe Bing cherry notes and firm, fine tannins.

By: Steve Bearden |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/12/2012  | Send Email
Here is another property that really stepped up in 2009 with flowery, earthy aromas married to ripe fruit flavors that are clean and focused. The lively and complex aromatics give way to a surprisingly lush and round middle.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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