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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

  • 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 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 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

    CL17

    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.

    £31.32

  • Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2014, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 13% vol, Double Magnum, 300cl

    Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2014, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 13% vol, Double Magnum, 300cl

    CL41

    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 2014 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 Double Magnum – 3 litres, or the equivalent to 4 bottles – in an individual, branded wooden box.**

    £123.60

  • Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2015, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, Jeroboam, 13% vol, 500cl

    Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2015, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, Jeroboam, 13% vol, 500cl

    CL38

    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 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 fine vintage.

     

    **A Jeroboam – 5 litres, or the equivalent to 6 2/3 bottles – in an individual, branded wooden box.**

     

    £176.40

  • Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2012, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 12.5% vol, Impériale, 600cl

    Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2012, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 12.5% vol, Impériale, 600cl

    CL66

    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 2012 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 palate that is full and rounded with soft tannins and flavours of red fruits, vanilla, a hint of smoke and subtle oak. A lovely claret from a splendid Bordeaux vintage.

     

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

    £201.60