Château de Brens AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Red - Technical sheet

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Château de Brens

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Red

This nine-hectare estate lies in an exceptional terroir at the heart of the Saint-Emilion appellation. Supervised with passionate dedication by the vineyard owner the winemaking process culminates with 18 months' barrel-ageing.

Technical sheets

  • 2010

    VINTAGE 2010

    TASTING NOTES

    A blend in which Merlot predominates, typical of the wines around Libourne, this 2010 is an impressive wine bearing the hallmarks of great craftsmanship in the art of barrel-ageing. A beautiful, sustained ruby red with dark purple tints. On the nose, discreet oak, vanilla and liquorice aromas mingle with black berried fruit. The front-of-palate is elegant and big on extract, full-bodied with a strong tannic structure and well-integrated oak. Any remaining sceptics will be won over by the long, aromatic finish of fruit and spice.

    AGEING

    A wine with character which is ready for drinking now but can be laid down for another 3-5 years and then enjoyed with an informal meal.

  • 2011

    VINTAGE 2011

    TASTING NOTES

    Château de Brens 2011 is a beautiful garnet red, slightly brick-tinted at the rim. The complex nose offers elegant notes of vibrant, red fruit, wild strawberry and blackcurrant, accompanied by spicy, earthy aromas and tobacco; a smooth, beguiling wine. Harmonious at the attack, with fine, crunchy and well-integrated tannins. The palate is elegant with a dense finish. The result of a this vintage, this wine has all the richness, elegance and complexity typical of this prestigious appellation.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2015. It will be even better after a few years' cellaring.