Chateau de la Coste, Margaux 2012, France
Tasting Note: Bordeaux from Margaux is said to be among the most feminine of Bordeauxs produced in the Medoc.
Deep-intensity ruby in color this wine has a nose of blackberry, black plum, red currant and vanilla baking spice.
On the palate, the dry, medium-bodied Bordeaux shows the red and black fruit mix suggested on the nose along with green, medium tannin and medium acidity.
The wine is soft in texture with a restrained but concentrated fruit character.
Bottle Note: Producing 2,500 cases a year, the vineyard spreads in the northern part of the Margaux appellation. Margaux boasts 21 chateaux with classified growth stats and is known to produce elegant, delicate and fragrant wines. Many say it is the most feminine appellation in Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 45%, Cabernet Franc 5%.
Importer: Esprit du Vin, Port Washington, New York
Tasting Date: March 26, 2017