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Chateau Les Combes, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, 2016

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Chateau Les Combes, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, 2016

 From one 4.8 hectare plot with thin soils over limestone, among the highest in the appellation. 100% Merlot. Vibrant red and black fruit - red cherry and bramble flavours - juicy and bright, backed by smooth fruit tannins. Ready, but... Read More

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Chateau Les Combes, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, 2016

ColourRed

RegionBordeaux

GrowerFrederic Borderie

Grape VarietyMerlot

Vintage2016

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeGRC416

Our Rating

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Frederic Borderie, Chateaux Les Combes and Les Gravieres de la Brandille, Bordeaux, France

Frederic Borderie, in his late 30s, is one of our stars, making delicious, perfumed whites and a range of reds which he fairly views as the equals - both in quality and longevity - of more expensive wines from grander appellations.

Modestly he ascribes their success to his vineyards being on gravelly river terraces of the Isle river, an underrated terroir with some similarities to the...

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Merlot

Origins       

  • Bordeaux region. Known by 18thC
  • Now much more widely planted in Bordeaux than Cabernet Sauvignon

Characteristics   

  • Productive - high yielding …but early budding, so vulnerable to frost (e.g. 1956)
  • In comparison to Cabernet Sauvignon: higher sugars and appealing...
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Chateau Les Combes, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, 2016

 From one 4.8 hectare plot with thin soils over limestone, among the highest in the appellation. 100% Merlot. Vibrant red and black fruit - red cherry and bramble flavours - juicy and bright, backed by smooth fruit tannins. Ready, but perfectly poised so will keep for years. Unoaked but plenty of true Bordeaux character. Now-2024

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