Château Mangot Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018
- Textured, savoury
The history of Château Mangot in Saint-Emilion dates back to 1515. That isn’t a typo, that’s over 500 years of history. According to the original records, the land was granted then with the first vines planted in 1559. The property of course changed hands several times over the centuries and is now under the care of the Todeschini family. Their 2018 Grand Cru Saint-Emilion is mostly merlot with smaller portions of cab franc and cab sav, all sourced from 21 individual plots in the family’s vineyard. The harvest of each plot is vinified and aged separately, with a two-year period in barrel prior to the final blending.
You’ll find the typical Saint-Emilion fruit profile of blackberry and plum, supported by cedary notes and firm tannin. There are floral notes as well, giving the wine some brightness and lift. Check out the review below from Wine Advocate to get a further sense of this special wine.
The Wine Advocate
“Blended of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Mangot is a little closed to begin, unfurling to show off bright blackberry, crushed blueberries and warm plums scents plus notions of lilacs and cedar. Full-bodied and laden with layers of pure, vibrant black and blue fruits, it has a firm, rounded tannin texture and long, refreshing finish.”
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- Blend Info
- 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
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Bordeaux is one of the oldest and most famous regions within France, known for both its Left Bank which produces more Cabernet Sauvignon based blends and its Right Bank which produces more Merlot based blends. Bordeaux is home to many of the worlds most expensive wines. The big guys on the left bank are Pauillac and Margaux and on the right you've got Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. Not forgetting the whites and the sweet stuff though, Bordeaux also is known for producing dry whites in Pessac-Leognan and sweet wines in Sauternes. The most common grapes grown in Bordeaux are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.