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Staff Pick

Le Benjamin de Beauregard, Pomerol - 2014

Item # 38718 750mL
$59.96/ Single Bottle
$719.52 $647.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Produced from the sandy-gravel soils of Ch. Beauregard, this wine has all the traits of a great growth, combining the characteristic finesse and elegance of Pomerol wines.


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Staff Pick Notes

Here is a wildly aromatic wine redolent of juicy red currants, plum and spice! The palate feel is dry and has the restrained elegance, akin to familiar wines of Bordeaux. Fine tannin that is accessible and acidity that is balanced. This wine sort of straddles the line between Old World palate feel and New World aromatic. Sandy gravel soils here in Pomerol are perfect to grow this 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc blend.

- SCB

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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