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Chateau Tour de Gilet, Bordeaux Superieur, France

Wine Notes

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $18

Score: 88.
The Wine-Searcher score of 88/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
88/100  
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Challenge International du Vin 2011 Silver
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Price History for 2009 Chateau Tour de Gilet, Bordeaux Superieur, France
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Grape Variety: Bordeaux Blend Red

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape-variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Bordeaux Superieur wine region

    Bordeaux Superieur is an appellation which covers the whole of the Bordeaux region, from Verdon-sur-Mer at the north-western tip of the Medoc to Sainte-Foy, 80 miles (130km) to the east.

    Rather than being a sub-category of the generic Bordeaux appellation, Bordeaux Superieur is a title in its own right, specifically covering both red and white wines. The reds have a slightly higher alcoholic content than standard Bordeaux, are aged for longer in oak barrels (12 months ... more

  • Bordeaux wine region

    Bordeaux, in south-western France, is arguably the most famous wine region in the world. It is rivaled only by the likes of Burgundy, Champagne, Rioja, ... more

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