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2009 La Maison Des Maines Mainart 538 Merlot - France - Southwest France - Dordogne - Saussignac - Red

France - Southwest France - Dordogne - Saussignac

Red Merlot
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Author Eagle
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Tasted On 10/06/2012

Usually, Wanda and I go for the wines from Argentina and Chile. But, we really loved this Merlot and Cab Sauv 60/40 blend from France. The clay/limestone conditions in the heart of Cognac country where this wine is produced give rise to tones of gentle spices, red fruits, and a hint of vanilla. This was a Medaille D'Or winner in Paris for 2011 and we can see why. Excellent!

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