2011 Melka Majestique
Le Chatelet Vineyard
St. Emilion Grand Cru

The joy of making this wine in Philippe's homeland continues with an impressive 2011 vintage. The meticulous work in the vineyard and a much warmer trend during harvest helped the grapes achieve optimum ripeness. This full bodied wine from this robust vintage reveals a deeply colored and superb blend with aromas of rich cocoa nibs, dark cherries and an undeniable minerality; followed with layered mouthfeel of dark fruit and seamless tannins. This wine can be enjoyed over the following 20+ years.

67% MERLOT, 33% CABERNET FRANC
100% BARREL FERMENTED

Production: 145 cases
Bottling: July 2013
Aging: 20 months in 70% new French Oak
Release: July 14, 2014
Suggested Retail: $145.00

CABERNET FRANC

"Marking our sixth vintage from Chateau Le Chatelet, this Grand Cru Classe is worthy of the most discriminating collectors. We truly feel that this wine could be among the top wines of the vintage
for the right bank."

- Cherie & Philippe Melka, proprietors