Las Notas de Jean Claude 2013
Designed by Jean Claude Berrouet, regarded as one of the finest winemakers in Bordeaux, and a world leader with Merlot.
750 ml bottle. Bordeaux blend: 95% Merlot, 2.5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon and 0.5% Petit Verdot from San Pablo Single Vineyard at Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, at 1350 meters above sea level. Fermented in stainless steel tanks for approximately 12 days at 28ºC. 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Acidity 5.90 g/l. pH 3.56. Residual Sugar 2.10 g/l. Alcohol 14.20 % vol. (75 cl Fr. 99.00, 1 L Fr. 132.00)
Harvest 2013: 95 points (Robert Parker), 94 points (James Suckling). On the nose: notes of fresh red fruits, raspberries, cassis and truffles accompanied by delicate spicy hints. Its oak ageing brings aromas of coffee and chocolate amalgamated with fruity notes. The palate is intense, with sweet and elegant tannins. Long finish.
A collaboration between Bodega Tapiz, a boutique winery that leads the innovation, research and development of the wine industry in Argentina; and Jean Claude Berrouet, ex-winemaker at Chateau Petrus (Bordeaux, France) and Dominus Estate (Napa Valley, California), known for making one of the world’s most revered and most expensive wines.