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Our wines are elaborated from perfectly healthy grapes, picked by hand and vinified with delicacy.
They benefit from the Appellation “Côtes de Bordeaux”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Château Constance

Wine with a deep red brilliant dress and complex ripe fruit nose.

 

Château Le Doyenné

Château Le Doyenné results from the mature parcels of vines. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 18 months. Dark ruby or purple color, aromas of black fruit and fine woody notes. Beautiful aptitude for ageing.

 

“D”
du Château Le Doyenné

The younger vines give wines with a brilliant dress and red fruit flavours full with elegance and suppleness.

 

tasting notes

WINE ADVOCATE - ROBERT PARKER - Note : 88-89 (2009)
Made from tiny yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare; this blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc, offers scents of berry fruit, dusty, loamy soil, cedar, and spece box along with a tannic structure. The wine builds incrementally on the palate, and comes close to being outstanding with its purity and balanced, but intense, fruit. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years.

Tast - Primeurs 2009 - Bettane et Desseauve – Note : 15/20 (2009)
Texture élégant et soyeuse, avec une fin florale distinguée portée par un élevage harmonieux.

Revue du vin de France (2009)
Réussite -Bien qu’encore marqué par la barrique, ce vin exprime avec sensualité un fruit bien mûr, il doit s’affiner.

Club du vin Le Figaro – Bernard Burtschy - Note : 90-92 (2009)
Robe très sombre. Nez intense, fruits noirs. En bouche, souple et plein, joli milieu de bouche très plein, gourmand.

Connections To wines - Note : 89-91 (2009)
Another good fruited nose with hints of fin tobacco leaf (not green ) and a sap-filled palate. There is freshness and substance and this us yet another very well made Bordeaux that will not break the bank.

WINE ADVOCATE - ROBERT PARKER - Note : 88-90 (2008)
A consumer friendly effort made from Merlot 85% and 15 % Cabernet Sauvignon by the remarkable Michel Rolland, the 2008’s yields were amazingly low 25 hectoliters per hectare. The wine exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, a sweet perfume of spring flowers, blue and black fruits with a hint of raspberries, a lovely texture, sweet tannins, and surprising density. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. It is a sleeper of the vintage.

Wine Spectator - Note : 88 (2008)

Periodic revue of Wine – Alan Duran (2008)
A charming effort with upside potential. It exposes a deep, opaque purple color along with crushed moist-stone, blueberry extract and crème de vanilla aromas. Tasty, well-made, and full of depth with its medium-body, finessed style, and plum/berry infused flavor. A wine “bargain hunters "should take note of this vintage.

Tast – Betanne et Desseauve (2008)
La bouche bien construite possède des tannins pulpeux précis avec une suavité rafraîchissante.

Guide Hachette 2012 : Château Le Doyenné (2008)
Commandé par une Chartreuse entourée d’un parc, ce cru bénéficie d’un terroir bien exposé. Il a su en tirer parti dans ce millésime, comme le montre ce vin drapé dans une robe brillante et intense. Bien soutenu par le bois, le bouquet joue sur les notes fruitées et animales, tandis qu’au palais se développe une bonne charpente appuyée sur des tanins friands. A ouvrir dans deux ans sur un magret de canard.

WINE ADVOCATE - ROBERT PARKER - Note : 88-90 (2006)
Consistently one of the shrewd value picks for consumers looking for a very good Bordeaux at a bargain basement price, this blend of 75% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Francs shows sweet currant fruit intermixed with tobacco lead, Christmas fruit cake, and spice box characteristics. An attractive texture, sweet tannin, and a medium-bodied finish suggest it should be consumed over the nest 4-5 years. Good value.

Wine Spectator - Note : 84 (2006)

International Wine Cellar – Stephen Tanzer - Note : 86-89 (2006)
2006 “Ruby-red.Sweet aromas of black raspberry and licorice, lifted by notes of wild herbs, wintermint and flowers. Rather silky and suave, with a restrained sweetness to the black cherry and licorice flavors. Subtle, juicy wine”

Jean Marc Quarin - Note :14,50-14,75 (2006)
Beau rouge d’intensité normale. Vive. Nez fruité, d’intensité moyenne….Présent en attaque en milieu et en finale, il se montre charnu, fruité. Il s’achève sur une tannicité qui laisse apparaitre encore le bois. Longueur normale.


Degustation.de (2006)
« Rubis très foncé. Au nez, peu de fruits mais des épices- Au palais, un vin bien structuré, équilibré et gourmant avec de beaux fruits, pas très puissants, Une finale délicate au gout de framboise assez brève.».

François Maus - Grand Jury Européen - blind tasting: 86 (2006)

WINE ADVOCATE - ROBERT PARKER - Note : 88-90 (2005)

A super sleeper of the vintage like its predecessors, the 2005 Le Doyenne is well-made (Michel Rolland is the consultant). Blend of 70% merlot and 30% cabernet sauvignon cabernet franc, it exhalts sexy aromatics, superb fruit, medium-body, velvely tannin, loads of glycerin and elevated alcohol 13+%. Avalaible for a song, this lovely offering should drink well for 5-6 years.

STEPHEN TANZER’S INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR - Note : 89/91 (2005)
Deep-red. Liqueur-like aromas of cheery and coffee. Fat, sweet and pliant, with a layered texture. This really spreads out to saturate the palate. Finishes with dusty, ripe tannins and a distinctly round expression. This may well merit an outstanding rating if its final weeks of elevage bring more definition.

Wine Spectator (2005) : 86

WINE ADVOCATE - ROBERT PARKER - Note : 88-90 (2005)

A super sleeper of the vintage like its predecessors, the 2005 Le Doyenne is well-made (Michel Rolland is the consultant). Blend of 70% merlot and 30% cabernet sauvignon cabernet franc, it exhalts sexy aromatics, superb fruit, medium-body, velvely tannin, loads of glycerin and elevated alcohol 13+%. Avalaible for a song, this lovely offering should drink well for 5-6 years.

IN VINO VERITAS (2004)

Very pretty upright wine, well composed and fruity, my first “coup de coeur”of the futures.

STEPHEN TANZER’S INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR - Note : 86-88 (2003)

CARNETS “BETTANE & DESSEAUVE” - Note : 8/10 (2001)

Resulting from small yields (37 hectoliters per hectare), this 2001 seduces by its intensity and its harmony. After a dress of ink, the nose expresses good fruit. The mouth, well balanced, upright, full, shows a good acidity, silky tanins and a long and deep final.

CUISINE ET VINS DE FRANCE (2001)

The gorgeous exposure of this small vineyard on slopes allows it to be among the best at every blind tasting. Roasted and finely woody nose, with core and dry fruits flavours. The mouth, even more gourmand than the nose, has a remarkable suppleness.

GUIDE HACHETTE (2001)

If its bouquet, still quite closed, is almost masked, this wine opens out on the palate, which keeps the promises of the deep and intense dress. Concentrated and fullbody, with complex flavours mixing black fruits and torrefied vanilla notes, it invites to patience. To drink after three to four years.

REVUE DU VIN DE FRANCE (1999)

This estate produces wines of quality, Michel Rolland is the consultant. In this vintage, you will find a very beautiful dense dress and a fruity nose. The mouth has a good intensity with a good tannic basis.