Chateau Tour Rigaud 2011
Beautiful, dark-red color with violet glints. Initially, the nose is roasted, grated with a little fruit. On the second nose, the wine releases all its intensity. A careful mix of fruit aromas such as, blackcurrant, blackcurrant buds, tobacco, and soft caramel makes for a wine with aromatic complex. The palate is supple, leaving room for fresh and acidulous sensations dominated by a minerality that guides the wine up to the end of the tasting. Its subtle tannins gradually grow until giving the wine a nice body. Fresh flavors of redcurrants, morello cherry, and clove become very warm with hints of pepper and ripe cherry. Based on a lively structure providing it with the freshness of youth, this particularity allows the wine to be consumed young or kept in the cellar for up to ten years, so that it softens and acquires roundness on the palate. Perfect with Asian dishes or low-sugar desserts.
Kosher. 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc. Produced by Famille Auger, who is represented by The Wines 88 Carats. Chateau Tour Rigaud was founded by Louis de Chanteclerc, Prefect of Gironde in 1872. The chateau was handed down from father to son until 1972. In the 70s, a friend of the Chanteclerc family buys the chateau and invests a large sum of money to modernize its infrastructures: cellars, harvest machines, and the latest equipment. In 2007, Eric Auger and his family bought Chateau Tour Rigaud and since then has produced vintage after vintage of exceptional wines.