This beautiful, structured wine has been nicknamed “velvet” and for very good reason! The full and complex mouth is brought about by ripe berry flavours, and rounded off confidently by smooth, yet bold tannins. The 2010 was an excellent vintage for everyone in the area as the dry and sunny August meant the grapes could obtain an almost perfect maturity. Although excellent to drink now, some may prefer it after a few years when the tannins have had time to be tamed a bit more.
Described by Stephen Spurrier as a ‘classic Haut-Medoc’ and by Robert Parker as ‘intriguing’ and ‘elegant’, this excellent Cru Bourgeois from one of the greatest of modern Bordeaux vintages is a popular choice. The sommelier community clearly agree, as it is currently poured at some of London’s top restaurants.
Grape varieties 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot
• 92/100, Wine Enthusiast’s “Cellar Selection”
• 89/100, Wine Spectator
• A Silver Medal at the 2013 International Wine Challenge, in London
• Selected at the 2013 “Everyday Bordeaux”, in Hong Kong
• Selected Cru Bourgeois, standard 2009
• A Silver Medal at the 2013 Decanter Wine Asia Awards
• Selected and rated ** by 1001 Dégustations, Guide Internet des Vins
• A Silver Medal at the 2013 Féminalise, in Beaune
• A Bronze Medal at the 2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition, in London
• A Gold Medal at the 2012 China Wine Awards, in Hong-Kong
• 85+/100, “Recommended” by Decanter, in London, October 2012
• 88/100, awarded Vigneron d’Or in the 2013 Gilbert & Gaillard Guide