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Chateau Hauchat Vignobles Jean-Bernard Saby & Fils Merlot 2005 Wine Review

Chateau Hauchat Vignobles Jean-Bernard Saby & Fils Merlot 2005

Chateau Hauchat Vignobles Jean-Bernard Saby & Fils Merlot 2005

Fronsac, France

Community Score:89/100

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Price: $15.00

Drink: 2009-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.2%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Chateau Hauchat

Agent: Oenophilia Connexion

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Vintages Wine Panel: What a lovely Fronsac for drinking now or for mid-term cellaring, and what a great price. It's rare to find a Bordeaux that's not a blend, but this 100% merlot hits all the points through the palate very effectively. The well-defined flavors are concentrated and restrained, and they're well balanced by a seam of acidity that adds a refreshing dimension to the texture. The tannins are supple and manageable. It's drinking now and it will easily hold another six years. My note: A terrific Old World red at a great price. This wine has the finesse and structure of a wine twice its price. Classic aromas of cassis, blackcurrant, blackberry, cigar box and vanilla spice.

Merlot food pairings: roast beef, stew, steak, hamburgers.

This Chateau Hauchat Vignobles Jean-Bernard Saby & Fils Merlot 2005 was reviewed on April 21, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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