Chateau d’Argadens Bordeaux Superieur (Sichel)

Chateau d’Argadens Bordeaux Superieur (Sichel)

Wine: Chateau d’Argadens Bordeaux Superieur

Producer: Chateau d’Argadens (Sichel)

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux Superieur

Vintage: 2017

Style: Red

Blend: Merlot 55%, Cabernet Sauvignon 45%

ABV: 13%

Size: 75cl

 

Notes: Produced by the Sichel family from a revived estate in the Entre-Deux-Mers, the deep garnet red Argadens is a classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, giving the wine good weight & firm structure from the Cabernet & a lovely ripe raisiny fruit of the Merlot grape. Aromas of cassis abound on the nose, quickly followed by hints of chocolate, spice & elegant oaky notes. A sweetness on the palate is enhanced with plummy fruit flavours & a creamy smooth finish balanced by fresh & fine grained tannins. Truly a great value wine & one which is the perfect accompaniment to beef stews, cottage pie, roast pheasant & other game, as well as mature cheeses.

 

Producer Info: A superb 12th century property located on one of the highest points of the rolling `Entre-Deux-Mers` wine region of Bordeaux, near the town of Langon. The estate covers 45 hectares on clay-limestone soils, allowing good drainage as well as exposure to the sun & cool breezes. The property has recently been restored & revived by the Sichel family, owners of Chateau Palmer & Chateau d`Angludet.

 

Bordeaux Superieur: Bordeaux Superieur is an appellation which covers the whole of the Bordeaux region, from Verdon-sur-Mer at the north-western tip of the Medoc to Sainte-Foy, 80 miles (130km) to the east. Rather than being a sub-category of the generic Bordeaux appellation, Bordeaux Superieur is a title in its own right, specifically covering both red & white wines. The reds have a slightly higher alcoholic content than standard Bordeaux, are aged for longer in oak barrels (12 months minimum) & are produced from older vines. The whites are distinguished from standard white Bordeaux by their higher residual sugar levels, which make the wines anything from semi-sweet to liquoreux. Bordeaux Superieur wines are produced from the classic Bordelais grape varieties. The reds are made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, Merlot, Malbec & Petit Verdot (proportions vary according to vineyard locations), & generally tend to be a little richer & more complex than regular Bordeaux. They also, theoretically, offer better ageing potential, but this can be down to the winemaking. The whites are produced from Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon & Muscadelle. They also tend to be a little more complex, due to the slightly lower maximum yields dictated by the Superieur production conditions. About a quarter of the vineyard coverage dedicated to AOC Bordeaux wine production is given over to Bordeaux Superieur. It is spread across the region, with a bias towards the areas north of Saint-Emilion & Pomerol.

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Wine: Chateau d’Argadens Bordeaux Superieur

Producer: Chateau d’Argadens (Sichel)

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux Superieur

Vintage: 2017

Style: Red

Blend: Merlot 55%, Cabernet Sauvignon 45%

ABV: 13%

Size: 75cl

 

Notes: Produced by the Sichel family from a revived estate in the Entre-Deux-Mers, the deep garnet red Argadens is a classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, giving the wine good weight & firm structure from the Cabernet & a lovely ripe raisiny fruit of the Merlot grape. Aromas of cassis abound on the nose, quickly followed by hints of chocolate, spice & elegant oaky notes. A sweetness on the palate is enhanced with plummy fruit flavours & a creamy smooth finish balanced by fresh & fine grained tannins. Truly a great value wine & one which is the perfect accompaniment to beef stews, cottage pie, roast pheasant & other game, as well as mature cheeses.

 

Producer Info: A superb 12th century property located on one of the highest points of the rolling `Entre-Deux-Mers` wine region of Bordeaux, near the town of Langon. The estate covers 45 hectares on clay-limestone soils, allowing good drainage as well as exposure to the sun & cool breezes. The property has recently been restored & revived by the Sichel family, owners of Chateau Palmer & Chateau d`Angludet.

 

Bordeaux Superieur: Bordeaux Superieur is an appellation which covers the whole of the Bordeaux region, from Verdon-sur-Mer at the north-western tip of the Medoc to Sainte-Foy, 80 miles (130km) to the east. Rather than being a sub-category of the generic Bordeaux appellation, Bordeaux Superieur is a title in its own right, specifically covering both red & white wines. The reds have a slightly higher alcoholic content than standard Bordeaux, are aged for longer in oak barrels (12 months minimum) & are produced from older vines. The whites are distinguished from standard white Bordeaux by their higher residual sugar levels, which make the wines anything from semi-sweet to liquoreux. Bordeaux Superieur wines are produced from the classic Bordelais grape varieties. The reds are made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, Merlot, Malbec & Petit Verdot (proportions vary according to vineyard locations), & generally tend to be a little richer & more complex than regular Bordeaux. They also, theoretically, offer better ageing potential, but this can be down to the winemaking. The whites are produced from Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon & Muscadelle. They also tend to be a little more complex, due to the slightly lower maximum yields dictated by the Superieur production conditions. About a quarter of the vineyard coverage dedicated to AOC Bordeaux wine production is given over to Bordeaux Superieur. It is spread across the region, with a bias towards the areas north of Saint-Emilion & Pomerol.

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