2008 Haut Medoc Ch. D'Agassac

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2008 Haut Medoc Ch. D'Agassac

 

The Château d'Agassac, a great wine from the Château, comes from the oldest vines in the Domaine and the best soils of deep gravel. 

It is the archetype of the modern Médoc both structured and powerful but also balanced, fruity and endowed with 
tannins without aggressive astringency. Designed for the guard, it will also delight lovers of middle-aged wines who are in love with fruit, matter and balance. It is one of the best-rated and most awarded wines in Haut-Médoc.

VINTAGE WITH LOW YIELD BUT BIG POTENTIAL OF GUARD. 
IT IS A VINTAGE THAT HAS BEEN LONG TO TAKE SHAPE IN THE VINEYARD, BUT WHICH IS REVEALED IN THE CELLAR LIKE A BIG BORDEAUX. 
MERLOTS WERE PICKED AT THEIR OPTIMUM RIPENESS, BRINGING RIPE FRUIT, ROUNDNESS AND ELEGANCE. 
AN 8-DAY BREAK BETWEEN MERLOTS AND CABERNETS SAUVIGNON ALLOWED THE LATTER TO REACH AN IMPRESSIVE PHENOLIC MATURITY WHICH BRINGS TO THE FINAL BLEND, IN ADDITION TO LIVELINESS, A POWERFUL, TENSE AND PRECISE TANNIC STRUCTURE. 

EYE: WINE OF GOOD INTENSITY OF A LIGHT GARNET RED WITH PLUM REFLECTIONS.

FIRST NOSE: THE CONCENTRATED NOSE IMMEDIATELY EVOKES A GOOD-RIPENED WINE WITH NOTES OF RED STONE FRUITS (SMALL FRESH CHERRIES) MIXED WITH MORE COOKED NOTES OF PRUNES WITH BRANDY.

AT AERATION: THE WHOLE IS DENSE AND CONCENTRATED IN AN OLFACTORY AND COMPLEX COMPLEX AND EMPYREUMATIC THAT DELIVERS AROMAS OF SMOKE AND TOBACCO HAVANA.

Oxygenation reveals delicate touches of sandalwood and balsa around a light spicy woody.
After a few moments of oxygenation, the nose intensifies and we deliver menthol aromas almost camphorated.

 

THE PALATE: IT IS ENDOWED WITH DENSE TANNINS STILL VERY PRESENT THAT EMBRACE A WARM CRUNCHY TEXTURE WITH VERY RIPE FRUIT FLAVORS.

The structure of this 2008 vintage is revealed in nuance with tasting and delivers delicately mentholated flavors mixed with a pronounced taste of blueberry jam.

 

TASTING NOTES PREPARED IN OCTOBER 2014 BY THIERRY NÉRISSON, CHEF SOMMELIER