Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
75cl * 13.5% ABV * Bordeaux, France
In 1895, Jacques Mondon, a lawyer in Pauillac, acquired several vineyards in the parish of Cissac-Medoc. He combined these different vineyards under the name of Chateau Cissac. In 1940 Louis Vialard inherited the property from his grandparents and he set about the task of restoring the vineyards and the outbuildings as well as the family home. The chateau is of a particular architectural style, “Chartreuse” of the 18th century and is probably on the site of a Roman Villa.
A Cru Bourgeois level wine, the 50 hectare Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Cissac is located in the northern part of the appellation, not too far from the border of Pauillac and St. Estephe. This 2010 vintage is classically Bordeaux in style, with hints of cedar wood, mellow red and black fruits, leather and a soft earthiness on the finish. Mature now and ready to enjoy over the next couple of years.
"Quite classic nose, earthy, mineral with pencil shaving characteristics, blackcurrant fruits, earthy tannins and good length. 85/100" Ronan Sayburn MS