Les Hauts de Tousquiron "Cuvée Lucie," Médoc
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Les Hauts de Tousquiron "Cuvée Lucie," Médoc - 2014

Item # 33067 750mL
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Tasting Notes

This traditional Médoc blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot owes its weighty concentration to 30-year-old vines and the use of French barrels—15% of which were new oak. The result is a fairly dense wine with considerable acidity that freshens up a bounty of oak spice, juicy black-currants, and macerated raspberries. This sturdy Left Bank Bordeaux is a top-notch value that will pair well with lamb, duck confit, or even deep-dish pizza.


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Staff Pick Notes

This wine is ruby and it shows a deep intensity. On the nose it gives you ripe fruits aroma. On the palate you can taste spice and licorice. This a typical Bordeaux blend from the Médoc region, where Cabernet Sauvignon is the main part in the blend giving dark fruit notes, followed by Merlot. This grape adds body and a pleasant and soft, velvety finish. Red Bordeaux are known for their powerful structure and deep flavors and this wine is not an exception. I like this wine because, even if not very complex, it can support different kinds of food, becoming a wonderful flavor partner: it is smooth in your palate and you can drink it by itself but it won't disappoint you during a rich meal either! Some wine drinkers could say that, because of these characteristics, this wine lacks personality. I disagree and I see flexibility as a quality..

- AFR

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Merlot

The next time you hear someone say they never touch Merlot, tell them that it's too bad, because you were just about to open a few bottles of Château Pétrus and Le Pin, and you have no one to share them with. Some wine drinkers are quick to dismiss varieties that become too fashionable, but Merlot is popular for good reason. It has one of the most impressive and distinctive textures of any wine,...

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Bordeaux

Situated on the mid-Atlantic coast of France around the Gironde river, Bordeaux is home to some of the most legendary wines on earth. There are (for all intents and purposes) five grape varieties permitted under French wine law for red Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and, very infrequently, Petit Verdot and Malbec. For white Bordeaux, only three varieties are permitted:...

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Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal...

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Cabernet Sauvignon

The result of an illicit affair a hundred-odd years ago between Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon today enjoys more worldwide popularity than both of its parents combined. It is the principal grape of Bordeaux, and as such has rightly earned its place among the greatest and most long-lived wines of the Old World; of course, it is also the most heralded grape of California,...

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