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Claret 1

Red Bordeaux

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  • Château de Ricaud 2015, Cadillac, Côtes de Bordeaux, 15% vol, 75cl

    Château de Ricaud 2015, Cadillac, Côtes de Bordeaux, 15% vol, 75cl

    CL10

    To the south of Bordeaux city, near Cadillac, Château Ricaud boasts an exceptionally diverse array of soils. Impressed by its quality potential and the architectural splendour of the château, Alain Thiénot (of Champagne fame) bought the property in 1980 and has subsequently put in place a remodelling plan to transform the estate into a benchmark Loupiac and to create a Côtes de Bordeaux worthy of the finest wines.

     

    Château de Ricaud Cadillac is a blend of 85% Merlot,  12% Cabernet Sauvignon & 3% Petit Verdot from vines with an average age of 25 years. The wine was vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel, followed by ageing in oak barriques, 20% of which were new, for 12 months.

     

    With its appealing dark ruby appearance, the wine is complex on the nose offering initial notes of strawberry and blackberry. Beautifully structured on the palate, full and generous with rounded, fleshy tannins.  Perfectly integrated oak character accompanies the long, delicately spiced finish.

     

    £15.48

  • “Quartet” 2016, Château Ricaud, Blaye, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    “Quartet” 2016, Château Ricaud, Blaye, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    CL21

    Quartet by Château Ricaud is made from a blend of the four Bordeaux great grape varieties;

     

    Merlot giving roundness and juicy fruit,

     

    Cabernet Sauvignon adding structure with its elegant tannins,

     

    Cabernet Franc bringing freshness and texture &

     

    Malbec for bright ruby colour and spicy aromas and flavours.

     

    Vinified in stainless steel and aged for 12 month in oak.

    £17.04

  • Château Maison Neuve 2015, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, 13% vol, 75cl

    Château Maison Neuve 2015, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, 13% vol, 75cl

    CL09

    This fine property has 40 ha of vines planted mainly with Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%).

     

    Fermentation is in stainless steel followed by 12 months ageing in 2nd and 3rd year oak.

     

    Deep red in appearance the nose is rich and rich with plenty of black fruit aromas and a hint of tobacco. The palate is rounded with good juicy fruit supported by elegant wood tannins.

     

    £18.90

  • Château Liversan 2015 Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc, Antoine Moueix, 13% vol, 75cl

    Château Liversan 2015 Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc, Antoine Moueix, 13% vol, 75cl

    CL07

    Located in St Sauveur in the Haut-Médoc, just to the west of Pauillac, Liversan covers 30 hectares of vines on fine gravel and limestone. The vineyards are planted with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot with an average age of 30 years.

     

    Vinification is in temperature controlled stainless steel vats followed by ageing, mainly in 225 litre French oak barriques, for 12 – 14 months – 25% new wood, 25% one year wood, 25% second year wood and 25% in steel.

     

    The wines are well structured with firm and supple tannins. Rich, red fruit flavours with notes of oak and spice blend harmoniously.

    £21.00

  • Château Jacques Noir 2015, Saint-Émilion, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Château Jacques Noir 2015, Saint-Émilion, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    CL36

    Legend has it that this property was originally owned by a ruthless warlord who was nicknamed “Le Noir” due to his black armour and his tendency to attack his enemies under cover of night!

     

    Now owned by the much friendlier Ducourt family, Jacques Noir is 100% Merlot, vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel vats and then aged in oak for 12 months.

     

    Dense red in appearance with purple hues, the nose is big and full of ripe black fruit aromas and chocolate. The palate is soft with ample fruit and good structure from the gentle tannins. The finish is long and persistent.

     

    £21.18

  • Château Beaumont 2016, Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Château Beaumont 2016, Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    CL01

    With a history dating back almost 200 years, the vineyards of Château Beaumont cover 113 hectares in the Haut-Médoc between the communes of Margaux to the south and St.Julien to the north. The estate is about 1¾ miles west of the Gironde Estuary which provides a moderating influence on the climate, tempering excessively high or low temperatures.

     

    The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot & 3% Petit Verdot. The vines have an average age of 20 years and are planted on sandy/gravel soils. Harvesting is mechanical and took place at the very beginning of October. The wine was aged for 12-14 months in oak, 30% of which was new.

     

    Deep purple red in appearance, the nose has aromas of cassis and tobacco notes with hints of spice. Medium bodied, the palate is dry with gentle tannins supporting lively, red and black fruit flavours. The finish is long and elegant. Very reliable and textbook claret.

     

     

    £22.26

  • Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2009, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 14% vol, 75cl

    Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2009, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 14% vol, 75cl

    CL05

    A very reliable Cru Bourgeois property, Château Caronne Ste. Gemme is located in the Haut-Médoc adjacent to St.Julien. Owned by Jean and Francois Nony, the property consists of 45 hectares of vineyards and produces over 20,000 cases a year.

     

    The vineyard soil is gravel over iron rich sandstone which results in elegant, Cabernet driven wines.

     

    Caronne-Ste.Gemme is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel before being transferred for maturation in oak barriques (20% of which are new, the rest being 2nd or 3rd fill) for 12 months.

     

    A rich nose of red fruit, cedar and spices leads on to a powerful palate that is full of red fruit flavours, herbs and oak  balanced by firm  tannins and subtle oak. A lovely wine from a super vintage.

     

    £22.92

  • Château Grand-Pey-Lescours 2015, St.Émilion Grand Cru, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Château Grand-Pey-Lescours 2015, St.Émilion Grand Cru, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    CL33

    A 21 hectare property at St-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens on the hillside to the south west of the town of St.Émilion. In recent years new owners (the Escure family) and significant investment has allowed the property to improve and it is now producing very sound wines at sensible prices.

     

    Predominantly Merlot (80%) with 10% each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is dark purple/red in the glass with a nose full of ripe plum and prune notes with hints of cedar wood and spice. The palate is round and fleshy with flavours of bramble and plum supported by gentle tannins.

     

     

    £26.76

  • Château de Ricaud 2014, Cadillac, Côtes de Bordeaux, 14% vol, 150cl

    Château de Ricaud 2014, Cadillac, Côtes de Bordeaux, 14% vol, 150cl

    CL11

    To the south of Bordeaux city, near Cadillac, Château Ricaud boasts an exceptionally diverse array of soils. Impressed by its quality potential and the architectural splendour of the château, Alain Thiénot (of Champagne fame) bought the property in 1980 and has subsequently put in place a remodelling plan to transform the estate into a benchmark Loupiac and to create a Côtes de Bordeaux worthy of the finest wines.

     

    Château de Ricaud Cadillac is a blend of 90% Merlot,  8% Cabernet Sauvignon & 2% Petit Verdot from vines with an average age of 25 years. The wine was vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel, followed by ageing in oak barriques, 20% of which were new, for 12 months.

     

    With its appealing dark ruby appearance, the wine is complex on the nose offering initial notes of strawberry and blackberry. Beautifully structured on the palate, full and generous with rounded, fleshy tannins.  Perfectly integrated oak character accompanies the long, delicately spiced finish.

    £30.60