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CHÂTEAU VRAI CAILLOU 2016 AC Bordeaux Supérieur
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Unable to get a bottle for assessment from agent. A THIRD REPEAT of the 2016 (**) that was last released on February 8, 2020 at $15.95. Here is my previous note: Deep purple colour. Bright, slightly spicy, somewhat shy, ripe plum nose with some sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, tangy, slightly spicy, fairly ripe, plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, crisp, fairly high acid finish. This ready-to-drink blend of 50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc has 12.5% alcohol and now 2 g/L residual sugar. CSPC 348292
Type Red Table Wine
Agent FWM Can
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Rating **(87.5 points)
Tangy, Ready
LCBO Text Status
TASTING NOTE: Still a phenomenal value Bordeaux red. Smoky cherry, plummy, raspberry and cranberry aromas. Tart cherry, grippy tannins with good acidity for food. Vrai Caillou estate has belonged to the Pommier family since 1863. Most of the grape vines are over 45 year of age. Drink date: 2019-2023. Score - 90 (nataliemaclean.com, Feb. 21, 2020) Price $ 16.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 15, 2021
Cases bought 599 (12 bottles per case)

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