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Bottle Price $41.99
Year 2008
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Red Blend
Country France

Product Code: 2813581

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Chateau de Candale has been an estate in St. Emilion for centuries. The estate takes its name from the original founder of the property, Lady Margaret de Suddolk Kandall. The name was eventually shortened, and a phonetic spelling was chosen. Still, it is nice to be remembered.

The modern era for Chateau de Candale begins for the estate when the vineyard was purchased by Jean Louis Vicard in 2010 from the Adams family. Stephen Adams and Denise Adams still own the neighboring the St. Emilion estate, Chateau Fonplegade. Jean Louis Vicard was already familiar with the Bordeaux wine trade as he was one of the more successful coopers, producing barrels in the Cognac region at his family company, Cooperage Vicard, that was founded all the way back in 1875.

One of the first decisions made by Jean Louis Vicard was to bring in the team of Stephane Derenoncourt to consult on the wine making and vineyard management for Chateau de Candale. Since the estate was first purchased, Jean Louis Vicard has increased the size of the estate from 11 hectares to its current 13 hectare size. In January, 2017, Chateau de Candale was purchased by Thibaut Decoster and Magali Decoster who also own and manage 2 additional Bordeaux vineyards in Saint Emilion, Clos des Jacobins and La Commanderie.

TASTING NOTES: The 2008 is a great success with a creamy but freshly acidulous matter. The barrel marks a little in youth but will soon melt. Delicate and joyful in a style unusual in this appellation.
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