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Within the bottle"s depths: thank You for 155,332 views! Really, it worth a glass of Grand vin de Bordeaux!!!!!!!!!

"First you must hold your glass to the light and swirl the wine slowly to study its color. Then you bring the glass to your nose to breathe the wine's bouquet. And then, you set your glass down and you talk about it."

- Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord

 

Wine to me is passion. It's family & friends. It's warmth

of heart & generosity of spirit. Wine is Art. It's culture. It's the

essence of civilazation and the Art of living.

---- Robert Mondavi (from "Harvests of Joy"Autobiography)

 

Within the bottle’s depths, the wine’s soul sang one night.

--- Charles Baudelaire

 

"Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life's most civilized pleasures."-

-- Michael Broadbent

 

 

"Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance."

--- Benjamin Franklin

 

"Life is too short to drink bad wine."

--- Anonymous

 

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Saint-Estephe is situated in the commune of St.

Estephe which provides some of the Medoc"s

most prestigious wines. Seven hecatres planted in Merlot,

Malbec, Cabernet and Petit Verdot.

 

Annual production: 40,000 bottles.

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PHOTO:

 

"Chateau La Croix de Pez, 2001. Saint-Estephe"

(Grand vin de Bordeaux). From my own wine-collection.

 

Taken 22 of March, 2007. Tel Aviv, Israel

 

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Special tasting note of "Chateau La Croix

de Pez, 2001. Saint Estephe" -

a deep and magnificent garnet-colour with a

delicate fruity bouquet.

 

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The terroir of Saint-Estèphe is somewhat cooler than others in Médoc, because it is situated a little more to the north. However, the soil confers a remarkable nobility to this terroir. With good natural drainage, the soil in Saint-Estèphe is composed of a gravel-covered plateau overlooking the Garonne River.

 

On the surface, the soils appear light, typical in Médoc, However, underneath, a layer of clay and limestone enables the vine to take the best of what the earth has to offer. Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon are the two principle blend components.

 

The wines of Saint-Estèphe are solid, powerful with good structure, giving them an exceptional potential for ageing.

 

But it is their refined and elegant aromas, with a fresh and distinguished finish that speaks to the excellence of this AOC. Characterized by red berries and spices, the bouquet is centred on cassis, violet, and, (due to aging in wood barrels) mocha, vanilla, spices and liquorice.

 

Bordeaux.com

 

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Taken on March 28, 2007