Chateau La Confession 2011

The 2011 Bordeaux vintage has been described variously as a good but not great one, following as it does, immediately after the great Bordeaux vintages of 2009 and 2010.  It saw drought conditions in the first half of the growing season, but then a very cold July, and ended up with a very early harvest.  The 2011 here from Chateau La Confession in St-Émilion is however a good one and I more or less enjoyed it as much as the 2010 vintage of this wine.  It has aromatics of Christmas cake, spice, plum, fennel and clove.  The palate has firm tannins, between medium and long length and licorice, pepper and fennel flavours.  Enjoyable now, the 2011 La Confession has years ahead of it to grow and loosen up.  Very Good

Abv: 14.5%, Price: ~$90, Vendors and website: (warning: the website frustratingly opens a video), Tasted: 2015

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