Dominik Mueller

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2015 Château Haut Girard Ange Noir

Tasting note

2015 Château Haut Girard Ange Noir

A Bordeaux AOC from Girard in the south-east of Bordeaux. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from old vines, so says the label, aged for 18 months in oak barrels. Dark red colour with purple reflections. No sign of age here. A hint of freshness on the nose, plus dark berry fruits. Spicy notes suggest the wood ageing. The mouthfeel is very dry. The tannins are tight. Rough leather, blackcurrant with a medium acidity, plus vanilla and also some pepper. The wine is rather austere in the fruit. The earthy minerality calls for hearty dishes. The wine went well with lamb with rosemary. In general, it excelled more as a food companion than as a soloist. I don’t think there is much storage potential here. I would finish it sooner rather than later.

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Tasted by Dominik Müller on Saturday, 25 March 2023.


3Wines with a DM3 to DM4 rating are average on a fine wine level. They have been produced well, they have no apparent flaws or big imbalances that would put me off. On the other hand, they lack features that would make them stand out in a more positive way, i.e. they might lack intensity or a long finish.
/ 20 ("passable")
2Wines with a rating of 2 stars are well-made and of average quality relative to their peer group. Perfectly enjoyable and certainly not disappointing.
/ 5

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Wine details

Vintage: 2015
Style:still (dry)
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Château Haut Girard
Appellation: Bordeaux AOC
Vineyard: n/a
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