Château Les Ancres is run by the Pelle family who have been Bordeaux winemakers since 1840. As ‘vignerons independants’, they only make wines from their own estate vineyards and bottle them all at the château. The 2010 is a blend of 68% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, each harvested individually at optimum maturity.
Topper’s Notes: I admire the fact that this winery has been in the same family for 5 generations, the winery is located south of Saint-Emilion and is planted to traditional grape varietals of Bordeaux. The family claims in their info sheet that they regard this as a firm, still young wine, wearing its tannins right up front. In my humble opinion it is a dry red with plenty of depth of flavors that displays wieght on the palate with medium acidity which continues into the lengthly finish.