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Château Haut Selve 2012 Wine Review

Château Haut Selve 2012

Château Haut Selve 2012

Graves, Bordeaux A.C., France

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2014-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Château Haut Selve

Agent: Vin Vino Wine Merchants Inc.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Fleshy, black fruit aromas on this red wine from a great vintage. This is classic, with full-bodied weight and smooth texture. Some smoke on the finish. Lots of toasty oak and smoke and a big tannic grip on the palate, but it weaves beautify through the fruit and structure. Most excellent price for Bordeaux.

Food pairings: cabbage rolls stuffed with beef rice and pimento, hamburger steak with wild mushroom and red wine sauce.

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This Château Haut Selve 2012 was reviewed on April 16, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A Bordeaux blend(CS & Merlot) with aromas of ripe red berries and a hint of vanilla, followed by a palate giving strawberries, blueberries, vanilla, vegetal touches, mint and slight mocha. Extra-dry with good structure and an elegant finish.
Tasted April 2016
Firm tannins in this Bordeaux red wine with lots of acidity. This is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot grapes. The vineyards are planted on 68 hectares in the heart of the Graves region, the oldest wine producing region in Bordeaux. Gravel soils with a chalky sub-soil allow for expression of each grape. - Community Wine Review

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