2006 Ch Girolate Bordeaux - 12x75cl
06A6GIRO _ 2006 - Ch Girolate Bordeaux - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Girolamo Russo
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Grape Merlot
  • Drinking 2012 - 2020
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now

2006 - Ch Girolate Bordeaux - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Girolamo Russo
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Grape Merlot
  • Drinking 2012 - 2020
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £512.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £400.00 In Bond
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  • Robert Parker, February 2009, Score: 90

    An experimental wine, but an impressive one from the Despagne family, this barrel-fermented (both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation) wine, made mostly from Merlot, completely transcends its humble pedigree. Dense purple in color, with notes of espresso roast, chocolate, pain grille, and copious black currants and blackberries, the wine is very chocolaty, rich, modern-styled, but impressively well-made as well as concentrated. Drink: 2009-2017

Producer

Girolamo Russo

Mount Etna, the area on the eastern side of Sicily, is the most extraordinary place. Volcanic, mountainous yet also cooler than most of Sicily due to its higher altitude, it is spectacularly rich with flora including orange, lemon, avocado, plum, pistachio, almond and mimosa trees as well as artichokes, broccoli and, of course, grapes. Nothing could be closer to the Garden of Eden than this. For its wines, the main grapes a...Read more

Mount Etna, the area on the eastern side of Sicily, is the most extraordinary place. Volcanic, mountainous yet also cooler than most of Sicily due to its higher altitude, it is spectacularly rich with flora including orange, lemon, avocado, plum, pistachio, almond and mimosa trees as well as artichokes, broccoli and, of course, grapes. Nothing could be closer to the Garden of Eden than this. For its wines, the main grapes are the indigenous and late ripening Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, varieties that "yield wines of notable aromatic complexity, with finessed tannins and a weightless quality that recalls Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo." (Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, Feb 2008) The Russo family have been grape growers for generations in Mount Etna and for all those generations, they sold their harvest to larger producers. In 2005, the young and dynamic Giuseppe Russo realised that he was missing out on the potential of his vines (many being 80-100 years old) and began producing a miniscule production from his own vines. They are juicy and ripe yet are refined, focused and mineral - like those from the Côte d'Or. They are absolutely delicious andhighly recommended.Read less

Region

Bordeaux

When the Romans first planted a few vines on the limestone outcrops of St Emilion in the early years of the first century, and tasted what was, by all accounts, rather thin, bitter wine, they can hardly have imagined that the region's greatest red wines would become the most sought afterfine wines in the world. From the days in the seventeenth century when the then owners of Ch Haut Brion, the de Pontac family, became the first to export to the UK, selling their wine in their own tavern, the Pontac's Head, red Bordeaux or claret has been the Englishman's favourite. The wines of the 1855 Classification are merely the tip of the iceberg. Bordeaux AC accounts for about half of all wine produced in the area, from vineyards outside the regional or communal appelations and often blended by the negociant houses. Simpler beasts these although still clearly related to their more illustrious cousins - relatively light and fresh, full of fruit, with soft tannins making for delicious, and good value, early drinking.