G Acte 4 2012

SubregionBordeaux Superieur

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Tasting Notes

A wine with lots of salt, terracotta and dried berry character. Full body, silky tannins and a fresh and bright finish. Amazing depth and beauty. Needs at least two or three years to soften. Super, but better in 2017. Handmade wine from the owner of Pomerol’s Lafleur.

Score: 91James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2015

The Acte 4 is a blend of 51% Merlot picked on 8th October and 49% Cabernet Franc on 13th October – a high percentage of the latter as it is planted of limestone soils. It has a fragrant nose where by the Merlot is actually more expressive than the Cabernet Franc, which is quite unusual. The palate is medium-bodied with tense, fine tannins. It is compact at the moment but it will open up during elevage. There is great purity here, with a very natural balance and a finish that builds nicely in the mouth. Tasted April 2013.

Score: 89/91Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, May 2013

(51% merlot and 49% cabernet franc): Bright ruby-red. Initially reduced black cherry, violet, cocoa and licorice aromas became more perfumed with aeration. Sweet and dense but medicinal and a bit clenched today, with dominant flavors of spicy black cherry and dark chocolate. The wine's dominant cabernet franc personality makes this hard to judge presently. Finishes with supple tannins and very good length. This will need time to smooth out, but I think it will be another considerable success for Guinaudeau.

Score: 87/89Ian d'Agata, vinous.com, May 2013

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