Bruno Dubois Sortir du Bois Saumur Champigny, 2011 - 750ml


Variety(ies):  Cabernet Franc

This wine only makes an appearance in vintages where Bruno thinks the raw material from the 60-year-old vines will benefit from time in wood. Thus, Bruno didn’t make Sortir du Bois in ’12 and ’13, but it will make another appearance in the classic ’14 vintage when it’s released in the middle of 2017. This effort sees two years in a mix of two, three and four season oak barrels and 500L new tonneaux. After another year in bottle, Bruno deems it ready to leave his cave. The 2011 was released late last year and is medium bodied and exhibits lovely complexity, finely integrated tannins and refreshing acidity. The fruit tends to the blacker side of the spectrum on the Sortir and weaves around thyme, orange peel and an earthy note. Certainly the most serious of the three wines we have today from Bruno. It should be drinking beautifully as it adds secondary leather and cigar box notes as it approaches the seven-year mark. The structure and flavors on this wine should easily carry it through a decade plus of evolution. Grilled, roasted meats (beef and lamb) and richer game work nicely with the Sortir. Steak au poivre anyone?

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Direct Import by Balanced Wine Selections.


Whereabouts: 2011, France, Loire, Red, Saumur Champigny

Variety(ies): Cabernet Franc


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