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Château Vincens Origine 2012 Wine Review

Château Vincens Origine 2012

Château Vincens Origine 2012

Cahors A.C., France

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2015-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Château Vincens

Agent: Barrique Wines & Spirits Imports

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A full-bodied southern French red wine from the region of Cahors, with mocha-dark chocolate aromas from oak aging, and fleshy black fruit. Great for pizza. Finishes with dark spices. Pair with meat lovers' pizza tonight. This robust Cahors red wine almost has some leanings toward Californian Zinfandel, but still is dark and smoky in a Cahors sort of way. Densely tannic and brooding: decant for 2 hours. Concentrated, powerful and highly extracted in flavour and colour.

Food pairings: pizza (cheese), veal, beef, chicken herb-rubbed roast, hearty soups.

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This Château Vincens Origine 2012 was reviewed on August 22, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2014  2013  2011  2009 

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Alex & Priya - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Priya: Some spice here- cinnamon, allspice - like freshly baked goods. Not super tannic, has lots of flavor, plenty of fruit but still a bit on the dry side for me. 84 pts

Alex: A more modern style of cahors, which could open the region up to more new-world preferences. Chocolate and vanilla notes frame the typical plum and blackberry fruit of the region, with still some rootbark and bramble elements to the nose. The palate is supple and polished, with fine fruit density and still packing some solid rock minerality to the finish. Creamy, grippy refined tannins. Will be lovely in another 5 years alongside a moose stew. As always from Cahors, fine value. 88 pts
The southern wine region of Cahors in France is known for it's dark, full-bodied red wines. This one is almost pitch black in colour. It's powerfully concentrated and tannic with layers of black fruit and wood flavours. The previous vintage was just as intense and finishes with black plum and mocha. - Community Wine Reviews

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