CH TESSENDEY FRONSAC BORDEAUX 2015
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91pts from James Suckling and 90pts from Wine Enthusiast this classically bold Bordeaux is crafted by the d'Arfeuille family who are known for their vineyards in the Saint-Émilion appellation and have lived in the Libourne area since the 18th century essentially honing the craft of winemaking along the Right Bank. Specifically, Chateau Tessendey has belonged to the family since 1972 and was renovated and revamped in 2000. Under the care of Arnaud d'Arfeuille since 2010 he strives to make 'haute couture' style wines with concentrated flavors from this 20-acre estate. What Arnaud has managed to create is a strongly structured, well balanced wine with depth and complexity. 85% Merlot Noir is blended with 15% Cabernet Franc and the juice is vatted for 25 days in concrete tanks then aged in 20% new French oak barrels for 15 months. Ruby red hues are followed by aromas of ripe red fruits and earthy mushrooms. The rich and elegant mouthfeel is loaded with a palate of dark jammy fruits, dark baked spices, and toasted oak. Finishing long with silky mocha and nuances of smoke this is ready to drink now or hold until 2023. Enjoy it on its own or pair with rich dishes, roasted veggies, game dishes, BBQ, braised, any heavier fare with depth itself!!
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