Magnum Château Penin ‘Grande Sélection’ – Bordeaux Supérieur


Magnum Château Penin ‘Grande Sélection’ – Bordeaux Supérieur

A magnum of delicious Bordeaux – double the pleasure and extra festive!

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In 1854, the domain was started by the Carteyron family. Vines and orchards. Since 1982 Patrick Carteyron is the owner of Château Penin and Grand Clauset. Not so strange because Penin has been owned by the Carteyron family for 5 generations. Grand Clauset he got through his mother’s side. In total 45 ha near Génissac not far from Libourne and Saint-Emilion. In this area between the Dordogne and the Garonne a lot of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur is made. Also by Patrick. Next to red also white, rosé and clairet.

This is the better cuvée of Penin. Made of 100% Merlot, from the somewhat older vines. The wine matures for 12 months in barriques, of which 1/3 is renewed every year. Beautiful balance between ripe fruit and soft wood tones. A wine with an excellent price-quality ratio. The smell is warm and spicy, with nice wood and cherries; the taste is powerful and fierce, cassis, leather and spices Also with freshness, nice juice and firm tannins.
Many times the Grande Sélection won the “coup de coeur” of the Guide Hachette.

Decanter World Wine Awards gives the 2015 a Bronze Medal and 87/100 points. Decanter on the 2016: “the floral pivoine and violet aspects seduce you – and this wine transcends the appellation. Bravo!”
RVF juin 2018 gives 15-15,5/20 Coup de coeur, “un 100% Merlot qui se distingue par la qualité de ses tanins et offre un bon potentiel de garde.”
Hachette 2020 gives the 2016 score of !*.

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