Chateau Tayac Cuvee Nicolas 2012

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Chateau Tayac Cuvee Nicolas 2012

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Description/ Tasting Notes

It displays loads of dark berry fruit, cinnamon intermixed with some subtle smoke. Sweet tannins, Medium-bodied and nicely textured, it finishes authoritatively.

Winery Info/ Brand

One of the most well known of the Bordeaux appellations is that of Margaux. North of the actual town of Margaux, in the town of Soussans, you will find the property of Château Tayac. The vineyard is composed entirely of gravely soil and extends for 37 hectares (~90 acres) on the best gravelly terrain of the commune of Soussans and is planted only to the noble varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (2%) and Petit Verdot (3%), and to a relatively high density of 100,000 vines per hectare. The wine is fermented in cuve for 21 days and then aged in oak barriques (25% new) for 18 months before release. Château Tayac produces a classic Margaux with all the qualities and characteristics of the appellation. The wine is exceptionally well balanced with deep fruit flavors of berry and cassis with a depth of black fruit coming more from the Petit Verdot, which shows well in this wine. Nonetheless, this wine is an excellent example of just how well Cabernet Sauvignon does in the Margaux appellation.

Region Info/ Origin

The Margaux appellation encompasses the village of Margaux and the neighbouring villages of Arsac, Labarde, Soussans and Cantenac. Being the most southerly of the Médoc's appellations, it has the thinnest soil in the region with the highest proportion of gravel that allows the soil to drain very well. The wine from this area are very susceptible to weather effects during the growing season. Encountering all seasons with adequate irrigation, relatively good rainfall and good amount of sunlight, the crop yields a bountiful harvest year-on-year. The winery takes pride and value that captures the essence that reflects their unique brand.


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