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2016 Copel Wines Pauillac

ITEM 8095222 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8128657 1 $26 Mar 6, 2022
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RATINGS

Winemaker

The aroma of blackcurrent, graphite and spices blend harmoniously. The mouth is full, dense and velvety. The tannins are of great finesse, and the final is splendid. What a terroir!

PRODUCER

Copel Wines

Copel Wines is the cumulation of long-standing relationships with the owner Xavier Copel and some of the best growers of Bordeaux, Southwest France and Spain. Xavier was born in Cahors and graduated as an Oenologist from the University of Toulouse. He started making wine in Cahors and at Domaine de Chevalier and finally settled in Bordeaux where he started his own Micro-Negoce and consulting business. Working extensively in these regions has allowed Xavier to form long-term partnerships with a single grower per appellation from well-sited vineyards. He produces wines from the same parcels year after year, resulting in wines that fully express the terroir with elegance and complexity. Xavier pays tribute to his ancestors by adorning his labels with one of his ancestor’s signatures.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”