Acte 6
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Acte 6, 2014


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2014
1.5L
DP
£72.41

2014
3x1.5L
DP
£217.22


Acte 6, 2014

2014

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Drink

ABV:
14 %

Critics score


Score:
92

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
07/2019

Notes
The 2014 Acte 6 is clearly a level up on the nose compared to the Acte 5 with fine delineation: blackberry, hints of blueberry and crushed stone, very focused and delineated. It is like a camera lens being adjusted so that the image becomes clear. There is just a bit more class and nobility. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, fresh and vibrant with a harmonious smooth texture. I find the oak is very well integrated and the finish vivacious, detailed and demonstrating more tension than previous vintages. This is going to be fascinating to observe over the next few years. Superb. Tasted at the Acte vertical in London.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux


Producer:
Acte

style:

Grape Variety:

Allergen Information:
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Acte

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Acte is owned by the Guinaudeau family, who farm the legendary Château Lafleur in Pomerol. They also count among their holdings Château Grand Village in the commune of Mouillac. The family had often imagined finding a clay and limestone terroir on which to cultivate Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The regular drive from their home in Mouillac through Fronsac to Pomerol presented the opportunity to secure suitable plots. This is an ongoing project, buying up new parcels and re-planting. This process may take another 20 years to complete; the next generation will reap the rewards. The ambition it to eventually have equal plantings of Merlot and Cabernet Franc on soils that mirror the best terroirs of St Emilion .

Acte one debuted in 2009 and was an instant hit. It was fleshy, round, modern and accessible. Although it seemed rather unpretentious, it has developed into a really delightful and sophisticated wine. In fact all the early Actes have transformed into something finer and more elegant. Following lots of advances at the estate including a selction massale program (taking old pre-clonal Cabernet Franc, or Bouchet they are called on the right bank from Chateau Lafleur), subsequent vintages appear to have a more complex character and are beginning to share an unmistakeable similarity to the family’s Pomerol wines! If Lafleur and Pensees de Lafleur are out of your price range, or you want something for everyday drinking, Acte hits the spot!

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