Chateau Deyrem Valentin, Cru Bourgeois, Margaux, 2012, France – By the Glass
It was love at first sight.. I loved this Margaux! It has a wonderful powerful palate, yet has so much elegance. Yes it’s young but it’s starting to drink really well, especially if you enjoy solid, rugged wines.
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Appellation: Margaux Cru Bourgeois
Producer: Chateau Deyrem Valentin
Grape varieties: Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 48%, Petit Verdot 1%, Carménère 1%
Chateau Deyrem Valentin is an old Bordeaux vineyard with a history that dates its creation all the way back to 1730. The chateau, which was also constructed that same year is till in use today. Chateau Deyrem Valentin is still owned by the Sorge family today. The 14 hectare Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Deyrem Valentin has 12.5 hectares in the commune of Soussans. The remaining 1.5 hectares of vines are in the Haut Medoc appellation. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 10,000 vines per hectare. On average, the vines are 30 years of age.