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Bordeaux - Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

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La Cour d'Argent

Château de La Cour d'Argent

Appellation: Bordeaux

Varietals: 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet-Sauvignon

Terroir: 19 Ha (47 acres) of which 10 Ha (25 acres) are on chalky clay (Génissac) and 9 Ha (22 acres) on sandy gravel soil (St Sulpice de Faleyrens et Ste Terre).

Vines: Average age 35 years, planting density 5500 plants/Ha. Vineyards grassed and drained.

Viticulture: Deleafing and green harvesting, soil improvement using organic materials exclusively. Table sorting of grapes.

Average Yield: 45 Hl/Ha

Vinification: Fermentation in thermostatically controlled 200Hl stainless steel vats, long (30 days) vat fermentation, délestage (the juice is removed and poured back over the cap) and pigeage (the cap is forced into the juice).
Aging 14 months in barrels which were only used once before.

Tasting notes:

Robert Parker: "Could easily compete with a Cru Classé"
   89 (2012) - 87-88 (2010) - 86-87 (2009)

Wine Enthusiast: 89 (2014)

James Suckling:  90 (2014)

Wine Spectator: 87 (2012, 2011 & 2010) - 87-90 (2009)

Decanter: 4 stars (2010 & 2009) - 15.5 (2011)

Revue du Vin de France : 16 /20 (mill. 2014)

Guide Hachette: 1-star (2014) - 2-star (2012)
17 mentions with stars since 1993, 3 times Editor's choice.

Vino Magazine : 3 Bacchus award (2005 vintage)

Competitions: "Coup de Coeur" Trophy in Wuhan, China,
Gold medal at Los Angeles and others...

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