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Cité du Vin Opens in Bordeaux

Cité du Vin Opens in Bordeaux

After almost ten years in the making, the new Cité du Vin wine museum is finally opening its doors to the public this Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. We are full of anticipation to see this incredibly dynamic and interactive wine world.

The museum will take visitors through the history of wine and the importance wine has played in civilizations. There will be interactive screens and sensory elements to explain terroir, wine making and showcase wine regions from around the world. There has never been a wine museum or any museum quite like this.

Andreas Larsson helped lead the selection of the 800 wines that will be featured in the wine shop, restaurant, wine bar, tapas bar and online store. The wines come from over 80 different countries. Some of these countries would surprise you on their ability to produce wine and the quality. This selection demonstrates how the museum is really an international representation of the wine world. Below you will find some of the wines that will be featured at the Cité du Vin. When are you going to visit?

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GALIL MOUNTAIN WINERY – ALON 2012
Israel – Galilee – Kosher – Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot – Petit Verdot – Syrah
89 Points

Still with a good emphasis on the fruit here; those dark plums, cassis, slight defined spiciness on the finish. A wine with a fine level of great drinkability today, however with a concentration that will continue to develop in the cellar for many more years.”


TENUTA DEI SETTE CIELI – INDACO 2011
Italy – Tuscany – Toscana – Red
89 Points
High concentration in this one, very rich and intense, with good extract I should say; there’s plenty of tannin in here but they’re finely grained. Still a bit unresolved, it’s certainly a wine with a potential, nice layers of dark fruit like juicy dark cherry and cassis, fine spiciness.”


MIGUEL TORRES – MAS LA PLANA 2010
Spain – Catalunya – Penedès – Cabernet Sauvignon – Red
92 Points
Really good grip there, it is a wine that is firmly built I would say. There is quite a lot of extract here. Finely balanced, finely tuned. Still present, but rather polished and grainy contributing to the mouthfeel. A very long finish, it keeps lingering. Quite layered here, with lots of dark fruits, shining through.”


CHÂTEAU D’HANTEILLAN 2014
France – Bordeaux – Haut Medoc – Cru Bourgeois – Red
87 Points
Nice and juicy palate here. Medium weight, with quite powdery tannin. They already feel quite settled and integrated. I like the juiciness in this one. Really round with attractive dark berry flavours. Good level of acidity as well. Fresh with a mild spiciness.”


WEINGUT CHRISTIAN BAMBERGER – CUVÉE R RESERVE 2012
Germany – Rheinhessen – Trocken – Red
89 Points
“Nice palate, it has a quite good weight, dense fruit, concentrated, yet with a soft texture. There is tannin present, but quite integrated, rather grainy, then with flavours of that dark juicy fruit, some notes of chocolate, fine spiciness. Again I think of old spice, ginger, pepper. Quite long lasting finish.”


GERARD BERTRAND – CHÂTEAU L’HOSPITALET GRAND VIN 2014
France – Languedoc/Roussillon – La Clape – Mourvèdre – Syrah
90 Points
The palate is truly powerful, really bold and opulent. Here we can talk about modern style. There is generous amount of new oak. Layers of that very, dark ripe sweet fruit. Something smoky and meaty as well, almost like a hint of smoke and bacon. With delicious sweet fruit. It is obviously a wine with a high level of ripeness.”


LA MASCOTA – MALBEC 2013
Argentina – Mendoza – Red
89 Points
I like this combination of juicy, really straight forward fruit. Pleasurable in that sense. Rather soft extraction. There is a fine backbone of quiet grainy tannin. Oak is not really noticeable. It is multi-layered so I think we get both that fresher red fruit and slightly riper dark fruit, with those dried spices.”

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