The vineyards are today a mature 30 years old, so yields are low, berry size is small and flavour impressively concentrated.Merlot dominated - it's what you'd expect of the clay rich soils - with portions of both Cabernets, this 2010 is tops with favourites like roast beef, steak or farmhouse cheeses.
Product Code #808048
One of the advantages of a legendary vintage like 2009 is unprecedented ripeness, resulting in a wine that is very approachable right now. At the same time, it has the structure to cellar comfortably for a few years. There are many hundreds of quality petit châteaux in the region, so why this one? It represents exceptional quality and value – and is also an elite silver-medalist.
Product Code #808052
Separated from their big brother by the river Barbonne, the Saint Emilion 'satellites' offer excellent value. This is even more the case in vintages like 2009, when the whole region benefited from an exceptionally fine growing season. Château Blanchon is located in the heart of Lussac Saint Emilion and, typically for a Right Bank estate, grows mostly Merlot with a little of each of the two Cabernets.
Product Code #808053
Powerful stuff, Cabalie is special project red from a Parker-praised winemaker and intensely ripe (and very old) Grenache vines. The concentrated fruit gives the wine its ripe, red berry depth of flavour … and, with 12 awards in just five vintages, top show judges are obviously big fans!
Product Code #808105
Taste Cabalié and you'd think it was bolstered with a splash of the local fortified vin doux naturel. But in fact its intensity comes from some of the oldest Grenache vines in France. Their stunningly concentrated grapes give Cabalié extraordinarily ripe, deep red berry flavours. Boasting 12 medals in five vintages, this legendary wine is in its element with a slow braised beef casserole.
Product Code #808156
Nebbiolo is the grape variety behind the top-quality red wines of Piedmont, northwestern Italy, the most notable of which are Barolo and Barbaresco. Nebbiolo wines are distinguished by their strong tannins, high acidity and distinctive scent – often described as "tar and roses". A less obvious characteristic, visible only over time, is their tendency to lose color. Within just a few years of vintage, most Nebbiolo wines begin fading from deep, violet-tinged ruby to a beautiful brick orange.
Product Code #808177
Alsace One is a soft, light yellow hue in the glass. On the nose, the wine is fresh and minerally, with light, fruity notes of lychee, hints of firestone and grass, paired with exotic aromas of pineapple and papaya. The palate follows with fresh fruit flavors; a dynamic acidity plays around the tongue, balanced with plenty of extract and a pleasantly light, racy body. The long spicy finish has a fancy touch of acidity.
Product Code #808179