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O. Fournier B Crux Blend 2008



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92 Pts. Robert Parker

92 Pts. Stephen Tanzer

16.5/20 Pts. Jancis Robinson

Grape Variety: 60% Tempranillo, 30% Malbec, 10% Merlot
Tasting Notes: An intense red colour. Interesting in the nose, spicy with notes of cumin and nutmeg. The time spent in oak is represented in notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and some snuff, without hiding the fruit that appears at the end. In the mouth it is unctuous, smooth input, concentrated, with a long and friendly end. In order to fully appreciate the quality of this wine, it is recommended that it be decanted before serving.

Vineyard: La Consulta, Pareditas, El Cepillo – Mendoza, Argentina
Altitude: 1,100 metres
Time of Harvest: From 5th-20th April 2007

Harvest Method: Hand-picked in 18kg boxes. Clusters are selected at the winery and sorted twice by hand.
Winemaking: After the sorting and selecting of the grapes, they are destemmed and half the grapes are put through a crushing-destemming machine using stainless steel rolls and gravity flow to avoid use of pumps. Maceration for 25 days at 24°C. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks; malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. Aged for 12 months in 50% new oak barrels, and 50% second use barrels (80% French and 20% American oak). This is an unfiltered wine. Production of 50,000 bottles.
Winemaker: Jose Mario Spisso

Alcohol: 15% vol.
Volume
: 750 ml
Residual Sugars
: 2.63 gr/litre
Standard Drinks
: 8.9

Peak drinking: 2017 – cellar up to 10 years
Best Served: 17°C
Ageing: Aged for 12 months in 50% new oak barrels, and 50% second use barrels (80% French and 20% American oak).