2023 - Cuve 8A PRIMEUR

€158.40 Sale Save
Unit price €13.20 per  750 ml each
2023 - Cuve 8A PRIMEUR
2023 - Cuve 8A PRIMEUR
2023 - Cuve 8A PRIMEUR
2023 - Cuve 8A PRIMEUR
2023 - Cuve 8A PRIMEUR
2023 - Cuve 8A PRIMEUR

2023 - Cuve 8A PRIMEUR

€158.40 Sale Save
Unit price €13.20 per  750 ml each

Price includes sales tax & UK duty, delivery to be charged on Availability, February 2026!

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We are thrilled with the quality of our 2023s. It was a wonderful year, a very classic ‘Bordeaux’ vintage, with perhaps not the full throttle power of 2022 or 2020, but with a wonderful elegance and refined concentration which allow for the complexities and nuances of our terroir to really shine. The budding & flowering were early and went very well. We had a mild & wet winter, no frost, no hail, more rain pre summer, and a warm and dry summer. We managed to steer clear of the rampant mildew which destroyed swathes of vines across Bordeaux. We harvested for ten days from the 15th September, with a good quantity of lovely juice at around 13,9% alcohol.

92-94/100: This wine, aged in a concrete cuve, stands out for its freshness and the fruity, floral intensity of its bouquet! Seductive and slightly creamy on the attack, the wine is precise and smooth. It is beautifully backed up by its velvety tannins from the mid-palate, while incisive acidity acts behind the scenes. It lends freshness, salinity and a thirst-quenching character to the wine. A real delight! 2026-2034'. Yves Beck

92-93/100 – "There is focus to this, with lots of salty undertones to the red fruit. It has a medium body, fine tannins and a crunchy finish. Some smokiness at the end. Refined.” James Suckling

88-90/100 "The 2023 Château Canon Chaigneau Cuve 8A is cut from the same cloth, with attractive notes of black cherry, leather, tobacco, and a kiss of graphite in its medium-bodied, round, nicely balanced and textured profile. As with the classic cuvée here, it has outstanding potential.” Jeb Dunnuck

88-90/100 "The 2023 Cuve 8a from Canon Chaigneau has a light, rather "distant" bouquet that might lack presence due to the élevage exclusively in concrete tanks. While the bouquet might be missing a bit of oomph, I do appreciate that the palate is armed with dark plum and mulberry notes, with a light estuarine scent in the background. To use a term that I more often use with respect to Burgundy, this has commendable transparency. Hopefully, the bouquet can get its act together by the time of bottling." Neal Martin

88-90/100 "The crasse de fer minerality is rather more evident in this, the non-oak-aged version of the wine, which I like. I like too the gently natural spiciness of the terroir – nutmeg and mace, cracked white peppercorns. Fresh, crisp and bright on the attack, with a dark berry and stone fruit and a very moderated and gentle extraction allowing the fresh fruit to take centre-stage. The tannins are a little chewy on the finish and this is never going to be a big wine, but there’s a pleasing eloquence to the terroir expression and quite a nicely-defined central spine." Colin Hay

A long and lingering mineral aftertaste, accompany typical red and black fruits, and hints of dark chocolate, expresso & leather are evident in both of our wines. The wines will drink beautifully when young, but will age very gracefully for up to 20 years or possibly more.
100% Merlot, as ever 100% vinification & aging in concrete tank.

A Unique Terroir

The Néac plateau. One of the finest wines of the appellation, and one of the best value wines in France - medium bodied, not over extracted, complex, suave & extremely drinkable, typically with notes of truffle, black fruits, spice and cacao. 

A Legendary Winemarker

Thierry Garnaud was maître de chai at Cheval Blanc from 1988 – 2018, responsible for such 100 Point Legends as the 1990, '98, 2000, '03, '05, '06, '08, '10, '15 & 2016.

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