December 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 18

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“ SANT • em • MEE • yahn BORE • doh “
La Devine is made by Chateau Clos
Cantenac on the Right Bank, in Saint-
Emilion. It is here that Merlot is king
and Cabernet Franc is queen. When
you consider that the Bordelaise have
been doing this for some 400 years, it’s
probably a safe assumption that they’ve
figured out what works best here.
The 200-year-old estate was purchased
in 2007 by
Martin Krajewski and
Marcus le Grice. Martin was owner of
another prestige property in Bordeaux,
Château de Sours, so when the chance
came to purchase this legendary
chateau, he couldn’t say no. The
property was in disrepair at the time,
and the owners spent a small fortune
bringing the 15-acre vineyard to its full
potential.
Clos Cantenac is designated a Grand
Cru in the French pecking order of
quality. It’s the highest position there
is. Of the thousands of chateaux on the
Right Bank, literally only a few hundred
have this designation.
This part of Bordeaux is typically cooler
than appellations to the west and, thus,
does not ripen Cabernet Sauvignon as
well. But the Merlot here is a powerful
grape, and it shows in this blend where
it takes up 90% - with Cabernet Franc
and Sauvignon making up the rest.
The result is a wine of class and breed,
showing hints of ripe plum and anise,
balanced with a touch licorice, smoke
and leather. There is just enough
tannins to bring it all together in a
grand finish.
Region: Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France • Alcohol: 13.0%
LA DEVINE
Saint-Emilion Bordeaux, 2014
Black Cherry, Licorice
Like the Nose, but
with Grip
Now through 2025
Red Meat, Game
Medium Purple
Very Long, Plum, Spice
ITEM #: B1217R1IF
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