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  • Château de Ricaud 2014, Cadillac, Côtes de Bordeaux, 14% vol, 75cl

    Château de Ricaud 2014, Cadillac, Côtes de Bordeaux, 14% 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 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.

     

    £15.12

  • Château Rousseau de Sipian 2010, Cru Bourgeois Médoc, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Château Rousseau de Sipian 2010, Cru Bourgeois Médoc, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    CL09

    60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.

     

    This fine property comprises a beautiful 19th century house, parkland and some 15 hectares of vineyard. Under British ownership from 2000 until recently, a huge amount of investment has gone in to restoring not only the house but also the vineyards and cellars. The results of this are plain to see.

     

    Produced from 20 year old vines, the grapes are hand picked and carefully sorted in the vineyard. Fermentation is in temperature-controlled cement vats for a period of 3-4 weeks followed by 12 months ageing in oak, 60% of which is new.

     

    The 2010 is very dark in appearance with a nose full of ripe fruit and elegant cedar notes. The palate is dry and broad with restrained cassis flavours, a touch of liquorice and warm spicy notes. The tannins are soft but support the wine well into the long finish.

    £21.90

  • Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2001, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 13% vol, 75cl

    Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2001, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 13% vol, 75cl

    CL22

    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.

     

    Caronne-Ste.Gemme 2001 is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 2% 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.

     

     

    Ruby red in colour with a touch of brown creeping into the rim, the nose has good red and black fruit with notes of wood, pencil shavings, spice and vanilla. The palate has good depth with black fruit flavours, soft tannins and a good structure and long finish. Lovely mature claret.

    £22.38

  • 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

  • Château La Gurgue 2014, Margaux, Claire Villars Lurton, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Château La Gurgue 2014, Margaux, Claire Villars Lurton, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Run today by Claire Villars Lurton, daughter of the late Bernadette Villars, this has become one of Margaux’s best Cru Bourgeois.

     

    The vineyards are situated just to the west of Château Margaux and cover 10 hectares. They are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) with a lesser quantity of Merlot (35%) and a splash (5%) of Petit Verdot. The vines have an average age of 35 years.

     

    The harvest is manual with careful grape selection both in the vineyards and at the winery. Fermentation, in stainless steel vats takes about three weeks followed by ageing for 12 months in oak barriques, 25% of which are new.

     

    Châtea La Gurgue combines elegance with concentration giving wines with excellent fruit – blackcurrants and blackberries – supported by polished oak and gentle tannins.

    £31.08

  • Château Bouscaut 2011, Grand Cru-Classé de Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Sophie Lurton & Laurent Cogombles, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Château Bouscaut 2011, Grand Cru-Classé de Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Sophie Lurton & Laurent Cogombles, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    CL04

    The origins of this estate date back to the 17th century, but more recently, Bouscaut was acquired in 1979 by Lucien Lurton, a well known Bordeaux winemaker who already owned at least ten other prestigious châteaux throughout Bordeaux. Today the estate is run by Sophie Lurton, Lucien’s daughter and her husband Laurent Cogombles. Laurent  is also the present president of the appellation Pessac-Léognan.

     

    There are 47 hectares under vine. The red is a mix of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot & 11% Malbec from 35 year old vines grown on clay, limestone and gravel soils.

     

    The grapes were picked by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard before arriving at the winery. Vinification was in a combination of concrete and stainless steel vats with ageing taking place for 18 months in oak, 40% of which was new.

     

    Deep red in the glass, the nose is full of blackcurrant, cedar and liquorice aromas. The palate is rich and rounded with good fruit balanced by fine tannins and elegant acidity. The finish is long and persistent.

    £43.98

  • Château Rousseau de Sipian 2009, Cru Bourgeois Médoc, Magnum, 13% vol, 150cl

    Château Rousseau de Sipian 2009, Cru Bourgeois Médoc, Magnum, 13% vol, 150cl

    CL40

    60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.

     

    This fine property comprises a beautiful 19th century house, parkland and some 15 hectares of vineyard. Under British ownership from 2000 until recently, a huge amount of investment has gone into restoring not only the house but also the vineyards and cellars. The results of this are plain to see.

     

    Produced from 20 year old vines, the grapes are hand picked and carefully sorted in the vineyard. Fermentation is in temperature-controlled cement vats for a period of 3-4 weeks followed by 12 months ageing in oak, 60% of which is new.

     

    The 2009 is very dark in appearance with a nose full of ripe fruit and elegant cedar notes. The palate is dry and broad with restrained cassis flavours, a touch of liquorice and warm spicy notes. The tannins are soft but support the wine well into the long finish.

    £44.40

  • Château Rousseau de Sipian 2009, Cru Bourgeois Médoc, Impériale, 13% vol, 600cl

    Château Rousseau de Sipian 2009, Cru Bourgeois Médoc, Impériale, 13% vol, 600cl

    CL69

    60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.

     

    This fine property comprises a beautiful 19th century house, parkland and some 15 hectares of vineyard. Under British ownership from 2000 until recently, a huge amount of investment has gone in to restoring not only the house but also the vineyards and cellars. The results of this are plain to see.

     

    Produced from 20 year old vines, the grapes are hand picked and carefully sorted in the vineyard. Fermentation is in temperature-controlled cement vats for a period of 3-4 weeks followed by 12 months ageing in oak, 60% of which is new.

     

    The 2009 is a classic Bordeaux vintage, very dark in appearance with a nose full of ripe fruit and elegant cedar notes. The palate is dry and broad with restrained cassis flavours, a touch of liquorice and warm spicy notes. The tannins are soft but support the wine well into the long finish.

     

    **An Impériale – 6 litres, or the equivalent to 8 bottles – in an individual, branded wooden box.**

    £246.96