Chateau Aillan 1986 - Saint-Estephe

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The AOC Saint-Estèphe on the left bank of Bordeaux, is attached to the Médoc. Its vineyards cover 1230 hectares of alluvial gravel resting on limestone and marl with oysters. It happens every 59 000 hl / year of red wine from red grapes traditionally used in Bordeaux. The appellation has five wines classified in 1855. The ranking of geological and climatic variety of this AOC gives each unique wine unique. Château Montrose and Clos d'Estournel, are both second classified growth, and have such contrasting soils. The Cos d'Estournel is located on one of the highest hills of the Médoc, while Montrose is very close to the Gironde. Each of these wines reflects its terroir. Despite these contrasts, Saint-Estèphe annually produces typical wines. They are characterized by their sides bodied, robust and strong. The palate is smooth, powerful and fine, to give a final full of distinction and freshness. As we age, the mouth of the Saint-Estèphe rounds.

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SKU R677
Color Red
Bottle Size 0.75 L
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St-Estèphe
Alcohol 12.50
Main grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes 72% Cabernet Sauvignon 25 Merlot 3% Petit Verdot
Maturing Barrique
When to drink N/A
Vintage 1986
Vintage Description

An exceptional vintage in quantity and quality. The perfectly ripe grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon, contributed to the production of wines of phenomenal power, with unlimited aging potential. The red wines are proving extremely rich and have an impressive tannic structure. The great wines of the Medoc and Graves are majestic and can compete with the best vintages of the century as 1982, 1961 or 1929 1982. The dry whites have an incredible length. In absolute wealth, sweet wines are unforgettable.