- RobertR - Impress with a Magnum! What a great value.
(Posted on 8/6/2014)Nice rich color, intense complex nose with a full-bodied tast with lots of texture and ripe tannins. This wine is ready to drink now but will age well for several years to come. Goes great with grilled meats, sukiyaki, teppan, duck, curry, pasta, etc. Great value at this price.
Chateau Tayet was bought by De Schepper family in 1993 when the owner of the Estate decided to retire. Since then Jacques de Schepper has invested significantly in the vineyards to reach the solid improvement in quality.
The Estate lies in Macau, the heart of Medoc, just near Margaux. Excellent geographical position which is rare for this appellation where only 5% of all Bordeaux Superior is produced. The plots of Chateau Tayet are located less than 400 meters from famous Margaux Growth Chateaux.
Wine Growing: Traditionally of the Médoc; qualitative approach to obtain the best natural concentration of the grapes on the grapevine; manual and mechanical harvest..
Winemaking: Traditional winemaking after complete destemming, 3 to 4 weeks’ maceration with temperature control by irrigation or heating.
Aging: during 12 months in oak barrels, half of which are new( this is a selection of the best cuvées fromvines of at least 25 years old).
Soil: Clay-silt (the vineyard is planted on what used to bemarshland of the Gironde).
Area: 10 Hectares
Average Production: 50hl/ha
Age of the vineyard: 25 years on average.
Plant Density: 5 500 vines/hectare.
AverageProduction: 675 Hectolitre.