Chateau Le Bruilleau Pessac Leognan 2014 FranceChateau Le Bruilleau Pessac Leognan 2014 France
Château Le Bruilleau 2014 – Pessac-Léognan
The wine is a blend of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Sauvignon averaging 25 to 30 years of age. Once the grapes have been hand-picked and sorted at the cellar they are destemmed. The grains will undergo a pre-fermentation skin maceration at a cold temperature for 4 to 5 days to extract extra colour, flavours and structure. The fermentations in stainless steel vats will last 3 weeks for the Merlot and 4 weeks for the Cabernet Sauvignon at 28°C. The Merlot and Cabernet are aged separately in french oak barrels for 12 months of which 25% are new, the two grape varieties will be blended at the end of the ageing period.
PVins notes: Dark red in colour, complex aromas of cedar with subtle hints of oak and ripe dark fruits. Well structured and balanced with fine grained tannins, round and fleshy on the palate, good persistence on the finish with the oak well integrated. The wine may be cellared for 10+ years depending on the vintage.
Press: Bettane & Desseauve 14.5
Aromas of red fruits, nice oak, very fleshy with its tannic structure, long and balanced palate on the finish thanks to the freshness. A tense wine, full of elegance and character.