2012 Côtes de Bergerac

Red Blend

A hidden gem from Southern France in the Côtes de Bergerac.

$20.00

(1 Review)

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Chateau Tour des Gendres "La Gloire de Mon Père" 2012 Côtes de Bergerac

2012 Côtes de Bergerac

Red Blend

$20.00

(1 Review)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Aromas of ripe black fruits, toasted coconut/vanilla, chocolate, and licorice with high toned notes cedar and violet notes. Coconut and blackberry on the palate, with savory sandalwood notes in powerful and dense finish that indicates this wine could go another 10 years. At 13.5% it may appear a bit lean at first to the Napa Cab drinker’s palate, but let it open up and I think you’ll find its lovely decadence. Fantastic.

  • Vintage
  • 2012
  • Appellation
  • Côtes de Bergerac
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 30%, Malbec 20%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 13.5%
  • Cases Produced
  • 3,400 cases
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2026
Cam Confidential

My original note on this wine was “baby Silver Oak”. Tour des Gendres is a hidden treasure, sitting on some of the most beautiful land in Southern France in the Côtes de Bergerac, an hour or so east of Bordeaux. Their 2012 La Gloire de Mon Pere bottling is a stupendous value (the 2010 having scored 93 in the Enthusiast but I’ve not seen a score for the 2012 anywhere, not that it matters at this price). This blend of 50% Cabernet, 30% Merlot and 20% Malbec is raised on lean, limestone marl soils and barreled aged in 30% new American oak for 12 months (hence the comparison with Silver Oak). If you like that toasty style, you’ll love this cuvee.

Reviews

1 Review Total

Excellent

Verified Purchase

Loved it! Another great French wine value. We enjoyed this with the Food & Wine October 2016 cover recipe of spaghettini with warm bacon-mushroom vinaigrette. An umami flavored recipe that needed a complementary wine to balance it out. Waiting for this to come back in stock and will definitely order again.