Château Vieux Robin 2012 ~ Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Award Cité in Le Guide Hachette des Vins
Decanter - ‘'Fine fresh cassis fruit, elegant tannins, structure and polished finish.’’
Jancis Robinson - "Deep dark cherry. Very sweet and oaky nose. Mint verging on eucalyptus. Really oaky on the palate – chocolate and oak tannins dominate the fruit.''
This wine is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. It is aged exclusively in 2nd year barrels for 12 months.
For over half a century Château Vieux Robin has been producing excellent wine. This family owned Cru Bourgeois winery is located in Begadan at the far north of the Médoc.
Owned by 5th Generation owners, Maryse and wine-maker Didier Robin, who learnt his trade at Château Clarke and is known as a skilled craftsperson.
Château Vieux Robin estate comprises of 18 hectares of vines planted predominantly with Cabernet Sauvignon, some Black Merlot and the remainder Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Located directly to the west and southwest of the Gironde river, Médoc has optimal climate and soil for the planting and growing of Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Médoc is a district of Bordeaux amid coastal lagoons, sand dunes and pine forests. It is home to four of the world's most prestigious wine villages: Pauillac, Margaux, Saint-Estèphe and Saint-Julien.