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Fleur de Thénac Rouge, Château Thénac 2014

Tasting Notes

The nose has a fragrant floral charm a mix of black and red fruits lots of interest. There are layers of fruit on the palate peppery and spicy with a mix of bramble and blackcurrant sweetness and freshness. The hedgerow mix gives lots of excitement the sweetness fleshing out the back palate. Drink 2017-2025.

Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, March 2018

Made from a blend of 60% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Malbec, the 2014 has been aged for 12 months in 50% oak barrels. With a deep ruby colour in the glass, the nose here has a fresh graphite and cedar note that pairs with black cherries, plums and notes of violet. Light coffee and vanillla notes in the background add a light level of support but are fully integrated into the bouquet. The palate is full of energy with plums, cherries and bramble fruits supported by crunchy, ripe tannins that frame a fresh core of fruit. This clean and vibrant core is built on with notes of coffee, nutmeg and cinnamon, both sweet and savoury through to the long and juicy finish.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, October 2017
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