Château de Bensse Cru Bourgeois Médoc, 2012

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Château de Bensse Cru Bourgeois Médoc, 2012
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A Cru Bourgeois from the Médoc region on the left bank of the Gironde river, this is made from a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with aromas of black cherries and chocolate. It's medium-bodied with good structure and satisfying, savoury flavours. Enjoy it now or keep for up to five years in bottle.

Buy this if...you are looking for a classic Bordeaux which won't break the bank.

A classic claret, with delicious black fruit and a savoury finish.
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Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

Médoc

Grape Variety

ArrayCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Country

France

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2012

Food Match

ArrayCheese (Strong), Lamb, Lentils & Pulses

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The Producer

Now belonging to Château Fongiras, this historic château was named in the 17th Century after Nicolas De Bensse, horseman in the Knights of Saint-Louis. No wonder the vines are award winning, they’re noble!

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Tom Cannavan Reviews

Don't just take our word for it; here's what wine writer Tom Cannavan has to say:

"Proper claret from this Left Bank Cru Bourgeois (a classification given to the best properties outside of the elite and much more expensive ‘Crus Classés’). It has that delightfully bloody, leathery aspect to the intense, spice-touched cassis fruit, a touch of graphite, then an open, gamy black and red fruit quality on the palate with structure from dry, grippy tannins and its juicy cherry acidity. It’s a food wine, it’s a classic example, and though just maturing, it will cellar for a few years yet"

The Region

If you had to think of one wine region in the world as being home to some of the world's greatest red wines, then the Médoc would be a top candidate.

This is one of France's wine jewels, a Bordeaux region which has some of the planet's biggest wine stars within it. Not tiny by any means; in fact, Médoc together with neighbour Graves produce over 100 times the volume of Burgundy's great red wines.

Here Cabernet Sauvignon is king, creating some of the most praised and expensive wines around (although in the north, Cabernet Franc and Merlot do best).
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