Chateau Haut Pinquat Rouge 2018 from  Bordeaux, France

Chateau Haut Pinquat Rouge 2018 - Bordeaux, France

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John Hattersley “Light and fruity with a lean, well-structured backbone, secondary notes are beginning to evolve adding further complexity over time. A fresh finish with eucalyptus and blackcurrant notes.”

80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

Château Haut Pinquat has been in the expert hands of the Mayé family for two generations. The small 15-hectare vineyard lies just outside the historic town of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, about 50km south-east of Bordeaux.

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, is one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. While Bordeaux is well regarded for wines produced within specific districts or communes, many of its wines fall under other, broader appellations. These include AOC Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur. The Bordeaux Rouge appellation accounts for more than one-third of all production.

A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.