Château George 7
Grape Variety: Merlot
Soil: Clay on limestone plateau
Age of Vines: 35 years
Harvest: 6th October 2019 by hand. Selective sorting according to grape maturity both manually and using optical sorter machine.
Fermentation: In 500 litre French oak barrels and stainless steel thermo-regulated vats
Ageing: Matured in 225 litre French oak barrels for 18 months. 30% new and 70% 1-year old oak barrels
Alcohol Volume: 14.5% abv
Bottled: At the Château, July 2021
Enjoy: 2021 to 2035
What the experts say:
En primeur tasting scores:
92 pts, Jane Anson Decanter, May 2020
“Bright zippy, great freshness to the fruit. A plush 100% Merlot, with layers of chocolate and damson that build up over the palate. Another good Fronsac in the 2019 vintage, from a new winery now in its 3rd vintage. 30% new oak.”
90-91 pts, James Suckling, May 2020
“A juicy, red with chocolate and hazelnut on the nose and palate. It’s medium-full bodied. Lightly chewy finish.”
90 pts, Jeb Dunnock, June 2020
“Lots of red plums, licorice, baking spices and hints of chocolate emerge from the 2019 Château George 7, loaded with fruit, this beauty has sweet tannins and a soft, charming style that’s going to drink nicely on release.”
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On sale in eShop from early 2022.