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Couvent des Jacobins

Le Menut des Jacobins 2011

Bordeaux Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2011
  • ABV: 13,5%
  • Origin:  Saint-Émilion /Bordeaux/France
  • Grapes: Merlot (90%), Cabernet Franc (10%)

Description

Couvent des Jacobins is located in the center of the beautiful village of Saint Emilion, and as the name suggests this used to be a monastry.

The modern era for Couvent des Jacobins started in 1902 when the estate was bought by the Jean family. It remains a family-owned vineyard. The current owner and manager of Couvent des Jacobins, Rose Noelle Brode, is a direct descendant of Jean Jean, the estates founder.

Their 11 hectares of vineyards are planted 75% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. They have vines planted in three different sectors of St. Emilion, giving the estate a mix of terroirs that consist of mostly, sand, clay and some limestone in their soils. Those three main blocks are further separated into 69 different parcels of vines, to give an idea of the complexity of producing their wines.

This wine comes from a 1.1 hectare parcel and was aged in 30% new Barriques and 60% 2nd and 3rd year barrels.

'This has a medium intense ruby colour, and shows first signs of a maturing wine. The nose is fragrant with cinamon, nutmeg and other sweetspices from ageing on oak leading into red cherry flavours. The palate is medium-bodied and has a finely structured tannin, sourcherry, red plum as well as touches of leather, wet earth and tobacco starting to show. This wine is in its perfect drinking window now.' Anja Breit, Philglas & Swiggot 2021

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