2009 Chateau Mangot Cuvee Quintessence
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JJ Buckley, January 2018
This Saint Emilion GC is ruby leaning toward purple in the glass. It opens up nicely with aromas of plums, blueberries and cherries before revealing undertones of dry, dusty earth as well as a dry violets and hints of bay... This Saint Emilion GC is ruby leaning toward purple in the glass. It opens up nicely with aromas of plums, blueberries and cherries before revealing undertones of dry, dusty earth as well as a dry violets and hints of bay leaf. The wine transitions smoothly to the palate where the fruit, mineral and floral component provide a nicely textured medium body with refined tannins and a soft acidic spine. The 2009 Mangot is in a nice drinking window now but could also be cellared for another 7-8 years. This should have great crossover appeal for New World fans as well given the fresh, ripe fruit and it’s a solid value to boot.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2009
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

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.