Chateau Jean Voisin Les Coteaux, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2012 - Bordeaux , France
This is great……and here’s why!1 star - Guide Hachette des Vins (2017 vintage)
1 star - Guide Hachette des Vins (2019 vintage)
1 star - Guide Hachette des Vins (2011 vintage)
Wine Style “A very aromatic wine with a rich, full-bodied taste”
Vinalgros "Brilliant color with raspberry reflections, expressive bouquet of red fruits and blackcurrant with hints of dried fruits. Beautifully full, the aromas in the mouth continue to unfold; from vanilla to toast and blackberry ...In the mouth, a velvety tannin."
The Winemaker "Dense fruit, spicy, complex, muscular elegance, plump approaches and a very long finish. It shows a very nice nose with aromas of cherries, cassis, cedar, cocoa, coffee, pencil, bay leaf, thyme, pepper and violets."Grapes are from vines which are 25 years old or more. We use no herbicides, and the grapes are hand-picked. Vinification is by traditional techniques, with 14-18 months in oak barrels (30% new barrels)"
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc
Chateau Jean Voisin was founded in 1583 and is a family run estate. Now owned by the Chassagnoux family, Chateau Jean Voisin has a reputation as an award winning winery. The prestigious Guide Hachette des Vins has awarded the estate stars over several vintages. Currently run by Xavier and Laurence Chassagnoux, the fifteen hectare vineyard is located on the Saint-Émilion plateau which is known for its exceptional terroirs. Neighbours include famous grands crus wineries such as Château Cheval Blanc, Château Figeac and Pétrus (Pomerol appellation).
Saint-Émilion is a key wine region in the Libournais district of Bordeaux, important in terms of both quality and quantity. Vineyards have been situated in the region since Roman times, and today the Saint-Émilion wine appellation is one of the most prolific in the Bordeaux region, producing more than 250,000hl of wine each vintage. It is also responsible for some of the most prestigious, long-lived and expensive wines in the world – Châteaux Cheval Blanc, Ausone, Angélus, Figeac and Pavie. Only red wine qualifies for the Saint-Émilion appellation; although a small amount of white wine is made within the appellation, but it must be labelled as Bordeaux Blanc.
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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.