Domaine de l'Arjolle Côtes de Thongue Equinoxe Merlot 2019
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|Full and creamy: convinces professional tasters|
|Smells refined of luxurious oak and ripe dark fruit|
|Competes with much more expensive Saint-Émilion and Pomerol|
Already ready to drink, but also continues to ripen nicely
Taste pleasure from Arjolle
We are full of conviction to give buying advice to lovers of Bordeaux classics such as Saint-Émilion and Pomerol, because the Equinoxe is a wonderful alternative to the more expensive Merlots from those wine regions. The secret of its success - in addition to the craftsmanship of winemaker François Teisserenc - is the incredibly low yield in the vineyards. This is only twenty-five hectoliters per hectare, while more than three times as much (eighty hl) is allowed here.
After picking and fermentation, the Equinoxe is aged for ten months in small barrels of French and American oak. These give a complex and subdued oak aroma and a ditto taste, matching a high-quality red wine. The characteristic of ripe merlot grapes, round and velvety tannins, is abundant.
The winemakers of Arjolle also know how to add a delicious drinkability. This makes this wine not only very suitable as an accompaniment to many game and meat dishes, but also very tasty outside the meal.
Spicy wine that, when drunk young, combines well with grilled or seasoned meat. After a few years of maturation also excellent with veal or leg of lamb.
Perswijn - February 2018: Winner in the tasting French Merlot | ****(*) Very good
Cinnamon and plum, vanilla, seduction, soft and elegant, ripe, keeps freshness, fine acidity
Perswijn - January / February 2016: Winner in the tasting Merlot France (outside Bordeaux) | ****(*) Very good
Vanilla, jam, sweet plums, coffee, toast, intense, firm acidity and tannins
|Taste:||smooth & refined|
|Wood maturation:||ten months in small barrels of French and American oak|
|What do we think?:||Jacq: Full red wine with a fragrant and complex aroma. Powerful, toasted nuances in combination with fruit and oak. The taste is full and fresh, with mild and soft tannins in the aftertaste.|
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