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2005 Château Trianon

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2005 Château Trianon

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

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Tasting Notes:

Slightly herbal, with blackberry undertones. Medium- to full-bodied, with ripe tannins and a coffee, berry aftertaste. Best after 2012. 3,750 cases made.

Tasting Notes:

Showing surprisingly well for this 25-acre vineyard, this blend of 80% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère has relatively sweet tannin and an aromatic flavor profile filled with red and dark fruit, loamy soil, and some spice and underbrush. Drink this medium-bodied wine over the next 10-15 years.

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The French name Trianon has an elegant, refined ring and has the word “terre” meaning “land” in it. Château Trianon’s land is located south west of Saint-Emilion. The estate first appears in records dating back to the 17th century. Legend has it that a secretary of French King Louis 14th had the chateau built calling it “Trianon” after the Queen’s private retreat at Versailles. In the 19th century, Trianon was a country retreat belonging to the Andrieu and Lecointre families surrounded by meadows and vines. Until 1952, only 4 hectares (not quite 10 acres) of vines were used to make wine. This was subsequently increased to 6.5 hectares (16 acres). The wine produced from this plot was described in several editions of the Féret Bordeaux wine directory as having a pleasant fruity bouquet. At the beginning of the 2000’s, the Lecointre family sought to sell the estate for personal reasons. Dominique Hébrard, who was looking for a winegrowing property in Saint-Emilion, decided it was worth a try. Having to sell Château Cheval Blanc in 1999 for family reasons was a turning point for Dominique Hébrard. He needed to re-establish his roots in Saint-Emilion for his own sake and for his children, to whom he hopes to pass on his passion for wine. Trianon was a chance of a lifetime. The vineyard was in poor condition, but had potential. Dominique Hébrard acquired the 6.5 hectares on 12th December 2000 and took the decisions necessary to rebuild the estate: Major investment in the vineyard and Construction of a vathouse and barrel cellar. Dominique Hébrard, CEO of the fine wine merchants HEBRARD SA, co-owner of Château de Francs in the Côtes de Francs appellation area and of Massaya Winery in Lebanon, former co-owner of Château Cheval Blanc and a born and bred Saint-Emilionnais, has been co-owner and Director of Château Trianon since 2000. He has done everything necessary to elevate the property, its vines, its cellar and its vathouse to the highest possible level. The vision has attracted new associates and new ambitious plans have been laid. With the support of consul- tant Hubert de Boüard, who came on board in 2013, Château Trianon wines continue to improve and already feature amongst the best names in the appellation.