CHATEAU BEAULIEU 2001
CUVÉE DE L'ORATOIRE MARMANDE

LOT ET GARRONE (NEAR BORDEAUX), FRANCE

CABERNET FRANC
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
MERLOT

Deliciously dense and fruity with spice and chocolate. Good tannin strength. A big wine for a superb cheese course and meat dishes. Will lay down for at least ten years. Agnes & Robert Schulte's top wine. The Oratoire yield twenty hectolitre per hectare, which is very low, producing no more than 10,000 bottles a year. The vineyards are located west of Marmande, where the humidity and sunshine – along with the clay-limestone soil composition – are very much like those of the much more expensive Bordeaux vineyards. Deliciously dense with exceptional concentration. Twelve months ageing in oak barrels give the hint of vanilla to the taste. Open and decant at least four hours ahead of drinking. above