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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CHÂTEAU LA NERTHE
This is the 12th release from 2003 in Vintages. Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Deep intense ruby-red colour. Complex, slightly spicy, gently spicy, attractive, elegant, ripe plum-cherry purée nose with some cedar-sandalwood and forest floor notes. Dry, medium-full to full bodied, well structured, intense, slightly spicy, rich, complex, ripe, plum-raspberry-cassis flavours with a lingering, gently cedary, fairly high acid, harmonious, attractive, smoky-sandalwood-tinged finish. This totally new blend of 35% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah, 30% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault has 15% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with number L147NR16 on the lower part of the glass bottle. It was bottled on May 27, 2020 and will keep but shows surprising accessibility now. CSPC 735407
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Woo Win
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Rich, Harmonious, Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Saturated ruby. Ripe, smoke- and spice-accented cherry, dark berry, licorice and floral qualities on the highly perfumed nose. Stains the palate with sweet cherry preserve and blackberry flavors that take on baking spice, vanilla and candied lavender accents as the wine stretches out. Shows very good depth as well as energy and finishes long and chewy, with dusty tannins making a late appearance. Drinking window: 2024-2033. Score - 92 (Josh Raynolds, vinous.com, Oct. 2021) Price $ 56.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 19, 2022
Cases bought 200 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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