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Fleur du Thénac Rouge 2009

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The Experience

Drink When...
You've had a bit of TLC
Listen To...
Rescue Me by Aretha Franklin
Think About...
Take that, Bordeaux
Drink With...
Charcuterie

The Oddbins Take

Weirdly Thénac is famous for the Lascaux Caves (faded graffiti of fat horses), truffles (a fungus that is a favourite snack for swine but inexplicably costs humans a fortune), foie gras (the delicious side of animal cruelty) and its unspoilt countryside (yay, look another tree, yawn). In our opinion this is all wrong. The real flower of Thénac is this aptly named wine. The Fleur du Thénac is a modern French red that puts many of its limelight-hogging famous neighbours in Bordeaux to shame, proven by it being chosen to be served on Virgin Atlantic Upper Class flights.

The Vital Statistics

Country
France
Region
Bergerac
Classification
AOC Bergerac
Vintage
2009
Drink
Drinking Nicely Now
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
13%
Alcohol Units
10

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The Style

Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fer Servadou
Character
Oaked, Spicy
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet
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Bob Tyrer in The Sunday Times Magazine, 16/2/14: "Red fruit and soft tannins in perfect balance, a lovely bargain from Château Thénac."
The Château Thénac estate is situated to the east of Bordeaux in the heart of the Périgord region, famed for its picturesque countryside, medieval castles, fine wines and black truffles. The estate is located in the hamlet of Thénac and comprises in total almost 200 hectares.