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Issue: January- February 2012
Right Bank Round-Up

by: Deborah Parker Wong
These tasting notes by Deborah Parker Wong accompany the Saint-Émilion story in our combined January-February 2011 issue.

Château Belair-Monange 2009 Saint-Émilion

Dark red-raspberry aromas; mineral-laden black currant on the palate with firm, medium-plus tannins.
80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc. Barrel samples from 2010 point to even more expressive wines to
come.
DREYFUS, ASHBY

Château Coutet 2008 Saint-Émilion
Aromas of black tea, mulberry and spice, concentrated mid-palate with lean, spicy tannins and dried hay
on finish. Merlot, Cabernet Franc (Bouchet), Malbec (Pressac).
WINEBOW


Château Flaunys 2008 Montagne
Bright black fruit aromas with expressive, lean dark-fruit flavors and spicy tannins. 100% Merlot.
WINE MARKETS INTERNATIONAL

Château Fonroque 2009 Saint-Émilion
Bramble and earth aromas; full-bodied with dense, persistent flavors and crisp tannins; brown spices
show on a generous finish. 100% Merlot.
NORTH BERKELEY WINE

Château de Maison Neuve 2009 Montagne
Sour cherry and mushroom aromas; lean, ripe flavors of plum skin and tobacco with soft, toasty notes
on the finish. 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
CHARMER-SUNBELT GROUP

Château Mazeris 2009 Canon Fronsac
Plummy violet aromas; round mid-palate of chocolate, black licorice and fine tannins; an exception as it
is unoaked. 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc.
LANDGON SHIVERICK

Château de Pressac 2008 Saint-Émilion
Coffee and green spice aromas; bright cassis and vanilla flavors with chalky tannins; fresh finish. 50%
Merlot, 50% blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère and Malbec.
MONSIEUR TOUTON SELECTION, LTD.

Château Soleil Le Rival 2010 Lussac
Black currant aromas with bright, dark red fruit, spice and mineral flavors that are progressively
complex, extracted and lush with sweet tannins. 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.
VINTAGE TRADING, INC.

Château St. Georges Côte Pavie 2009 Montagne
Aromatic with notes of graphite and vanilla; medium-weight and expressive red fruits on the mid-palate;
dusty tannins with coffee finish. 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc.
GLAZER’S

Château Valandraud 2009 Fronsac
Abundant aromas of coffee, dark spice and chocolate with a dense, chocolaty mid-palate of black fruit
and well-integrated oak that carries the finish. 70% Merlot 30% Cabernet Franc.
TED EDWARDS
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