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Breton Clos Senechal Bourgueil 2012


Synopsis, Our Opinion: SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!!!

Producer/Winery: Catherine and Pierre Breton; Restigne, France.

Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Bourgueil; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $33.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled venison hamburgers with Marsala sauce in just out of the oven sourdough rolls, roasted potato fries and grilled zucchini, yellow squash and onions with Italian seasoning.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark ruby color with the same color rim. Leather, freshly bailed Brome and Timothy grass hay, green peppers, current, blackberry and lavender in bloom aromas. Silky Smooth, very approachable, juicy, solid medium body and a 200-grit texture. Dusty fruit, mineral and herb flavors, with a never-ending blueberry and mushroom taste in the background, plenty of fresh acidity, nothing but round edged, slightly grippy tannins and a long dry finish that’s filled with fruit and minerals. Great paired with the venison and Marsala sauce and great sipping after the meal. The herbaceous bouquet and luscious mouth-feel are worth the price, but the elegant wine that filled the bottle was SIMPLY OUTSTANDING. A wine we hoped would never end.

Pierre & Catherine Breton in their Loire Valley vineyard
Photo from ewineasia.

Comments: Learn more about Catherine and Pierre Breton and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 12%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 51546 9

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.