2005 Chateau Mangot Cuvee Quintessence
Bordeaux Blend - 3L

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JJB 92
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, December 2015
Deep purple at the core with a dark ruby rim, this is quite youthful in color and aroma. On the nose notes of red raspberry, blackberry, chocolate covered cherry, cedar and espresso. This is a rich, complex and sexy wine... Deep purple at the core with a dark ruby rim, this is quite youthful in color and aroma. On the nose notes of red raspberry, blackberry, chocolate covered cherry, cedar and espresso. This is a rich, complex and sexy wine that shows a very modern style for Bordeaux. The wine is plush and generous on the palate, but framed nicely by the well-integrated tannins and perfectly balanced acidity. At age 10 this is in a great place but this will continue to evolve for another 10+ years. Drink now with plenty of air and through 2025+
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2005

Label

Created in 1996 from a new plot selection, this cuvee is a pure expression of the estate’s oldest Merlot growing in limestone soil. Situated at an altitude of 150 feet, these 70-year old vines are rooted in clay-limestone soil with outcroppings of bedrock. These “old vines”, whose vegetation cycle is particularly long, offer small yields with small bunches of grapes on red stalks… pure caviar!

Quintessence, as its name suggests, is a complex, intense, meaty wine, but also equally refined and subtle, very often recognized for its floral or even licorice notes.

Winery

Chateau Mangot

Chateau Mangot is a Right Bank Bordeaux estate situated in the east of the Saint-Emilion appellation, within the boundaries of Saint Etienne de Lisse. The estate has a long history dating back to 1546, described in 1559 as having plots of vines planted in ‘belts’ and ‘lines’.

The estate’s 85-acre vineyard is planted primarily with Merlot complemented by Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The average age of the vines is 40 years with some Merlot parcels over 60 years of age. The vineyard has four zones of terroir that include 21 separate plots at altitudes between 115 and 280 feet. Soils are mostly clay and limestone making for interesting final blends. The greater limestone presence also gives the Mangot wines density and fullness while retaining freshness, tightness and minerality.