The Bordeaux blend has been copied with considerable success in many other wine regions, the ultimate compliment. The Left Bank of the Gironde River boasts the great Chateaux of the Medoc and Graves, whilst on the Right Bank, Saint Emilion (arguably the most beautiful commune) and Pomerol. Bordeaux is synonymous with the finest quality, predominantly in red wines though great dry whites are made in the Pessac Leognan, and most wine lovers will strive to taste the sweet white wines of Chateau Yquem and its neighbouring Chateau in Sauternes and Barsac.
In the quest for excellence and recognition, Philippe Riviere called upon wine consultant Stephane Derenoncourt to help him create and achieve a prestige cuvee of Clos des Menuts... The result with the first vintage in 2007; Lexcellence Clos des Menuts. Lexcellence Clos des Menuts is the result of the perfect blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2009 Lexcellence Clos d…
The Vieilles Vignes cuvee is produced from 33 hectares of low yielding vines with an average age of 70 years. This wine carries a great deal of aromatic complexity; lots of dark fruit, warm spices and some tobacco. The acidity and tannic structure suggest that a few more years of rest would perfect this feast for the senses.
temperature of 12 °C
This is a round and powerful wine for aging, with subtle tannins. A beautiful garnet red colour and intense, fruit of a well-controlled extraction. Nose of candied red fruit, vanilla and spicy notes. After aeration, notes of blackcurrant and cooked red berries, combining power and suppleness, emerge. These impressions are confirmed in the mouth. Supple and round, the palate is well balanced and structured by firm and persistent tannins on the finish supported by elegant woody and spicy notes.