Bordeaux, 2014. Chateau Cartier

Bordeaux, 2014. Chateau Cartier

Item #: B1219R1IF
Vintage: 2014
Varietal: Bordeaux Superieur
Vineyard/Appellation: A.O.C. Bordeaux, France
Color: Dark Purple
Nose: Brooding, Dark Fruits
Palate: Lavish Currant, Plum
Finish: Extracted, Structured
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2025/Red Meat/13.0% Alcohol by Volume

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Chateau Cartier is run by Alain Moueix of Chateau Fonroque in Saint Emilion. The chateau was acquired in 1931 by Adele and Jean Moueix. Alain, their greatgrandson, inherited it from his father and has been in charge since 2001.

He immediately instituted organic and biodynamic farming to the property and has cultivated under strict certification ever since. The property has always been highly thought of, but under Alain's direction, it is regarded more.

The Moueix name in Bordeaux is more than legendary. It is almost deific in celebrity status. Their family has control of the most expensive and sought after properties in the world, including Petrus in Pomerol and Dominus in Napa.

We are featuring wine from the 2014 vintage, and of course, it represents a truly unbelievable value. We must thank Mother Nature for the spectacular 2015 vintage so that the press will sing its praises and leave the 2014 vintage for those of us who love exceptional wine at half the price of greatness.

Unlike most of the wines from the Right Bank, our Cartier is 100% Merlot. The silt and limestone soil is perfect for carrying this grape to its peak of flavor and complexity. It shows its pedigree as soon as the wine is poured in the glass.

Within that glass, you will find soft, enveloping cherry; plus plum and vanilla and an imposing fairly tannic finish, promising years of enjoyment.

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