2019 Domaine de Baronarques, Rouge, Limoux, Languedoc

2019 Domaine de Baronarques, Rouge, Limoux, Languedoc

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2019 Domaine de Baronarques, Rouge, Limoux, Languedoc

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46% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 18% Syrah, 8% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon

This estate is on a real roll: the 2019 expresses all the qualities of an exceptional vintage. On the nose, there’s blackberry, plum, some floral character, mint and pepper. The medium- to full-bodied palate is rich, with fruits of the forest, lifted acidity, finely grained tannins and a long finish. The notes of mint remind us of the wine’s Bordeaux roots. This is so cool and restrained considering the 15% alcohol. It’s deep and yet perfectly managed, a true gem in the wild south of the Languedoc. Drink 2024-2030.

Stuart Rae, Buying Commercial Manager, Berry Bros. & Rudd (Sep 2021)

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Berry Bros. & Rudd BB&R 13 cases £168.00
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Critics reviews

Jane Anson93/100
James Suckling94/100
Jane Anson93/100
An enjoyably ripe and robust red, with shades of berry fruits and smoky, dried flower aromatics that make it extremely easy to recommend. Structured, rippled muscles, showing generosity coupled with a spicy undertow. Black pepper, slightly drying tannins on the finish but this is a well-judged wine. Extended harvest from September 22 to October 17, allowing full ripeness of all five varieties. Augustin Deschamps has been director since 2007, and doing an excellent job of finessing this wine.

Drink 2022 - 2034

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James Suckling94/100
Lots of tar, smoke and blackberry with spices, stones and some bark. Notes of black truffle, sage, lavender and rosemary, too. Very complex. Full-bodied, yet very refined and polished with hot stone and some pine needle. Mushroom too. Merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, syrah and malbec. This is a little tight, but shows polish and beauty. Give it two or three years to come around. Better after 2023.

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About this WINE

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Baron Philippe de Rothschild is known world over through its ownership of Château Mouton- Rothschild and its involvement with projects such as Opus One in California. In 1997 it joined forces with Concha y Toro to produce the ultra-premium Almaviva. Escudo Rojo represents the next chapter in the company's Chilean operations. Escudo Rojo is a literal Spanish translation of Rothschild, which itself comes from the German "das rote schild", a reference to the red shield which originally served as the family crest.

With Escudo Rojo, winemaker Patrick Leon has sought to create a balanced Bordeaux-like blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet France, Carmenère and Merlot from select sources in Chile's Maipo and Rapel regions. Harvested by hand in small bins, the grapes are transported to the bodega where they are mechanically destemmed and lightly crushed. After fermentation and skin contact, the wine is drained off the tanks and is then partially aged in new French oak barrels for approximately 12 months. 1999 was the inaugural vintage.

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Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% (Mouton-Rothschild) to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and  Australia.

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