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  • Châtea La Petite Roque 2016, Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux, 13% vol, 75cl

    Châtea La Petite Roque 2016, Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux, 13% vol, 75cl

    CL24

    The second wine of Chateau Monconseil Gazin based in the village of Plassac.

     

    The vineyards are situated on the hillside above the village, just to the south of Blaye. Here the clay/limestone soils provide good drainage and encourage a deep root system for the vines. The vineyards have a south/south west aspect giving excellent conditions for ripening the grapes.

     

    Fermentation is in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats followed by 12 months in mainly old oak.

     

    A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is very dark in the glass with lots of red berry aromas. The palate is full, with juicy fruit and firm tannins. Very well made and excellent value claret.

    £12.00

  • 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.

     

    £15.48

  • Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2012, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2012, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    CL16

    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.

     

     

    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.

    £19.02

  • 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.

     

    £20.76

  • Châtea La Petite Roque 2014, Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux, 13% vol, 150cl

    Châtea La Petite Roque 2014, Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux, 13% vol, 150cl

    CL30

    The second wine of Chateau Monconseil Gazin based in the village of Plassac.

     

    The vineyards are situated on the hillside above the village, just to the south of Blaye. Here the clay/limestone soils provide good drainage and encourage a deep root system for the vines. The vineyards have a south/south west aspect giving excellent conditions for ripening the grapes.

     

    Fermentation is in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats followed by 12 months in mainly old oak.

     

    A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is very dark in the glass with lots of red berry aromas. The palate is full, with juicy fruit and firm tannins. Very well made and excellent value claret.

    £21.12

  • Château Lamothe-Bouscaut 2015, Pessac-Léognan, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Château Lamothe-Bouscaut 2015, Pessac-Léognan, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    CL02

    Situated in Cadaujac, a few miles south east of Bordeaux city, Château Lamothe-Bouscaut is an historic wine estate with its origins dating back to the 12th century. Today the property is owned by Sophie Lurton and Laurent Cogombles.

     

    The vineyards cover 12 hectares with 9 hectares being in current production. The soil is composed of deep gravel and the vines have an average age of 35 years.

     

    The 2015 Lamothe-Bouscaut rouge is 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon.

     

    After a manual harvest the grapes are fermented in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks followed by ageing in oak barrels for 12-15 months.

     

    Deep red colour in appearance, the nose is very attractive and expressive with lots of black fruit, liquorice and spicy aromas. The palate is full and rounded with layers of ripe fruit, hints of cedar and soft, supple tannins.

    £25.68

  • 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 Siaurac 2010, Lalande de Pomerol, Baronne Guichard, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Château Siaurac 2010, Lalande de Pomerol, Baronne Guichard, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    CL43

    This fine right bank property has been in the Guichard family since 1832 and at 42 hectares (110 acres), situated next to the Pomerol plateau, it is the largest estate in Lalande. The imposing château is surrounded by parkland and vineyards. The soils are a mixture of gravel and clay.

     

    85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.

     

    After a traditional fermentation the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak, 15% of which is new.

     

    Dark in appearance the nose is richly perfumed and very enticing. The palate is full and generous with plenty of ripe fruit – cherry and blackcurrant-  and gentle tannic strucure – very attractive claret from a great vintage.

    £28.50

  • 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