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‘O’ de Toutigeac 2012

5 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

£9.99

A special cuvee from Chateau Toutigeac, only made in the best years, and aged in American and French oak barrels. Deep, rich, complex Left Bank style Claret with a great finish. Satiny smooth. Intense flavours of ripe blackberry, blackcurrant, sweet roasted red pepper and black raspberry with toasty notes of chocolate, vanilla and hazelnut. Subtle floral hints of violets. Decant and enjoy! Cellaring potential 5 – 10 years.

60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot. 13% abv. 75cl.

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toutigeac chateauCuvee ‘O’ de Chateau Toutigeac is the chateau’s top wine. It’s the creation of the young and dynamic wine maker/owner Oriane Mazeau and the ‘O’ refers to her name. The cuvee is made only in the best vintages from the best grapes from the best parcels of this great domaine . . . so it is not made every year. The wine is aged in French and American oak barrels. This combination can give spicy aromas to the wine of vanilla, cinnamon, clove, as well as oaky/smoky notes of caramel and nutty hints of roasted hazelnut, almond and coconut. Longer oak aging also gives a silky texture to the wine. Oriane, a qualified oenologist, developed an interest in different methods of barrel aging wine when she worked with the wines of Rioja.

vines toutigeacChateau Toutigeac lies near Targon and is part of a very old domaine dating way back to the 12th century that was once a village. The abandoned estate was bought in 1928 by Charles Mallet, one time owner of the prestigious Second Growth Chateau Lascombes in Margaux. He was a self made man from humble origins and had successfully built up a prosperous wine business with an outlet in Paris. He even became one of the biggest wine suppliers to the capital with cellars located in the wine market in Bercy. After the Second World War Toutigeac entered a golden age under the guidance of wine maker Rene Mazeau who married into the Mallet family. His drive to continually improve cultivation in the vineyards, wine making techniques lead to him being awarded the Cross of Agricultural Merit in 1977, Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1999 and Officer of the Order of Agricultural Merit in 2006.

Oriane carries on his legacy and regularly adds to the chateau’s impressive list of awards and medals. ‘O’ de Toutigeac is a cleverly made Bordeaux of serious standing and is perfect with roast beef and lamb, regional Gascon fayre such as duck parmentier, venison, wild boar and pigeon, well hung pheasant and rich casseroles. Oriane says that it can even be enjoyed with chocolate desserts or simple almond macaroons.

Additional Information

Style

Big Bold Reds

Wine Region

Bordeaux

Vintage

2012

Claret

Claret – Yes

Organic

Organic – No

Alcohol

13.00%

Grape Variety

Cabernet Franc & Merlot Blend

3 reviews for ‘O’ de Toutigeac 2012

  1. 5 out of 5

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    ‘O’ de Toutegeac was fabulous!

  2. 5 out of 5

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    I came across your wines recently at a show where you were presenting your wines. I was so impressed by the quality and the price of the wines, I ordered a selection of 12 different wines, both red and white, which I wanted to use as part of a party I was holding at my house over the Christmas period for 20 of my friends. Every wine was received with both amazement and surprise as to the quality and their value. Some had their real preferences such as the Chateau Chantermerle Cru Bourgeois and ‘O’ de Chateau Toutigaec but overall every wine was met with such delight. Thank you for making a difference to our party and I am sure many of our friends will soon be in touch.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    ‘O’ de Toutigeac 2012 is one of my favourites – it really is class, I love this wine .

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