2012 Graves

Grapes Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
District Left Bank
Sub-district Graves
ABV 13%

Another fabulous effort in 2012 from the Duprat family. Deep in colour, scented with rich berry fruit. This is relatively full and persistent in the mouth with very fine tannin and suave length. A seductive and surprisingly well priced claret. Ideal seasonal drinking as the nights draw in. The 30-acre Château du Maine vineyard is planted to vines averaging 25 years of age consisting of Merlot (55%), Cabernet Sauvignon (27%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Petit-Verdot (4%) and Malbec (4%). L&S (Oct 2016)

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Château du Maine

Jean-Pierre Duprat is a skilled winemaker with a well situated vineyard in the Graves de Langon which turns out great wines even in the most difficult vintages. We have bought from him for at least twenty vintages and his wines have always epitomised the best of the best value from the Graves. Very careful élevage in barrels of a good spread of ages (a touch of new wood, but mostly two, three or four year old barrels) is the key here, honing the initial fruit to a fine delicacy. This 12.2 hectare vineyard is planted in vines whose average age is 25 yrs and produces a wine cépage of 55% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 8% combined of Petit-Verdot and Malbec. The château sits atop a hill, composed mainly of gravel and coarse sand with a gravel-clay subsoil, that offers excellent drainage for the property. Hence his wines are less affected by late season or harvest time rains.

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