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2005 Clos Kalinda Saint Émilion (750ml)
  Producer: Kalinda klwines.com
Appellation: Saint Émilion - Libournais - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$21.99
Tasting Notes:
rated: January 22, 2009 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"Château Sansonnet may very well be the best Bordeaux producer you've never heard of! Located at the east of Saint-Emilion, on the highest point of the plateau, it neighbors a bunch of great classified growth Bordeaux properties. The d'Aulan family took it over in 1999, and they have renovated this property, pouring many Euros into the winery and vineyards. And what does this have to do with Clos Kalinda? We are very excited about this first Bordeaux wine under the Kalinda label; we waited 30 years after all! We tasted and blended a wine we thought would be a great drinker-and also a fine cellar candidate. We loved Ch. Sansonnet, a fine St-Emilion property, and we were thrilled to be offered their second wine (in France, Lasalle) as a base and blend in some Sansonnet. The expressive bouquet offers a succession of cherry, cinnamon and fine toasted oak. On the palate, the flavor is at the same time fruity and woody. Supple in the mouth, fine chewy tannins, flavors of black fruit, and a very good finish. Like almost all of the 2005 Bordeaux, this wine should be decanted if you are drinking it now. Wonderful with prime-rib dinner."