Château Calet AOC Blaye - Côtes de Bordeaux Red - Technical sheet

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Château Calet

AOC Blaye - Côtes de Bordeaux Red

Château Calet was taken over a few years ago by the Bayle-Carreau family, who replanted the entire vineyard. The owners have poured all their know-how and passion into making Château Calet one of the rising stars of the AOC Blaye-Côtes de Bordeaux. The vines yield a supple, fine wine characterised by the Merlot – which makes up 90% – as expressed in its roundness and fruity elegance.

Technical sheets

  • 2009

    VINTAGE 2009

    TASTING NOTES

    The result of a legendary vintage and made almost entirely from Merlot grapes, this is a profound, red-hued wine. The nose unveils generous aromas of overripe blackcurrant, stewed red fruit and prune with earthy, toasty notes. The ripened grapes impart a creamy, dense and silky texture to an elegantly extracted palate. Dense, delicately oaked tannins provide structure and length.

    AGEING

    Ready for drinking from 2014, with an ageing potential of several years.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    85 points Recommended – DECANTER février 2013 (www.decanter.com)
    Restrained cherry and damson nose, no hint of over-ripeness. Medium-bodied and supple, an easy-going style
    with light tannins. Alc: 13%. Drink 2012-2018. 15.5pts/20 (85pts/100)