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Petit Martin is from the Graves property of Chateau Saint Martin and is classified as a Bordeaux Superieur, produced from 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, this wine has a wonderful bouquet of red fruits and vanilla with hints of spice, in the mouth it has plenty of ripe red fruits with soft tannins and a roundness that comes from the soft aging in aok barrels.great to drink on its own or with a variety of meats or pasta.
Ch. Prieuré de Blaignan is the 'second' wine of Ch. Blaignan - part of a stable of prestigious Bordeaux chateaus. A clear, attractive red, with a fresh nose of forest berry characters & a freshness that's evocative of bilberry & red currant in. On the finish, it leaves supple tannins on the palate. 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 55% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
This Superb Bordeaux Superieur of 12 ha is located between Château Siran, Château Dauzac (5th Growth) and the River Gironde. The family de Cazenove decided to replant this old estate that was frozen in 1956. They selected the best parcels of Alluvium soil where they planted Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc on rootstocks adapted to the soil. A deep understanding of local traditions, dedicated work and high quality requirements allowed reaching maturity and an excellent plant level. This vintage is characterized by fragrances of ripe raspberries and a gorgeously dense structure, ample and long in mouth
Located close to the communes of Saint Emilion & Pomerol, Chateau La Croix de Roche is a certified organic & Biodynamic wine, renowned for producing outstanding value wines and regarded by Robert Parker as one of his favourite lower priced wines.
Produced from 60% Merlot, 15% Carmenere, 15% Petit Verdot & 10% Malbec, the low yield crops are vinified separately per block in temperature controlled vats, before being selected for blending, aging takes place with 90% in tank and the other 10% in new oak barrels.
Soft fruity with lots of cherry and plumb fruits, in the mouth silky and soft with fine tannins and a very nice freshness. To be enjoyed now or over the next 3 years.
Few areas of Bordeaux arouse such interest & demand as Pomerol. Thats where the uber-expensive Ch Petrus comes from.
Ch. Gachet is right next door & although is a slightly less favoured terroir it nevertheless produces wines from Merlot & Cabernet Franc on clay soils, like Pomerol.
We first saw Vieux Château Gachet from the lush 2009 vintage. The 2013 turned out to be a good Bordeaux vintage - not exceptional but still very good
70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested by hand, & aged in oak for 12 months (20% new). Dark colour, velvet purple, cherry aromas & soft sweetness of oak; the palate is dark fruits & cherry, hints of sweet spice, good balance of tannins & these are balanced beautifully by the fruit. Drinking well now.
Petite Laurence is the second wine of Château Laurence and is made from a selection of fruit from the gravelly clay soils of Montussan. The wine is fermented in stainless steel thermoregulated vats and aged for 14 months in a combination of vats and French oak barrels. Produced from 100% Merlot, this wine exhibits red cherries and spices on the nose, in the mouth the wine is medium bodied with plenty of ripe fruits and fresh acidity balanced by ripe silky tannins.
Located in the parish of Saint-Philippe d’Aiguilhe, on the highest point of the Bordeaux region. The vines are planted on the southern side of the clayey chalky continuation of the famous Saint Emilion plateau. Purchased by Mr Palatin in 1972, the property has been handed down to his daughter Nathalie and son-in-law Mr. Thomas Guibert who is also in charge of the Saint Emilion Classified Growth Chateau de Ferrand. The 12 Hectares are planted with 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5 % Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are matured for up to 12 months in French Oak Barrels.
The "Z" Bordeaux vineyard is a 8,5 hectare single plot of alluvium soil overlooking the gironde river on the edge of Margaux, planted with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 60% Merlot & 10% Petit Verdot. The wine is vinified at the Clos des Quatre Vents cellars under the consultancy of the famous oenologist Mr Boissenot. displaying a dark ruby red colour, this wine has a nose of red cherry and blackberry fruits with a slight hint of spice. In the mouth, the wine is nicely balanced with red fruits, fine medium tannins and a good freshness. The finish is fruity and quite long.