A deep colour with shades of violet. A bouquet of spices and burnt wood with hints of orange peel and black-currant leaves. A gentle attack in the mouth with a close-knit, very unctuous background. A straightforward wine, superbly balanced, elegant and full bodied.
Chateau d’Angludet is a seriously elegant Margaux without the price tag. The chateau sits surrounded by Cru Classé neighbours but is itself classed a Cru Bourgeois, meaning that this, their first wine, comes in at around half the price of its neighbours, yet at a very comparable quality. A classic mix of Cabernet Sauvignon (the majority), Merlot and Petit Verdot, this ready-to-drink Left Bank specimen has all the subtle, unique and classic Margaux flavours and is quite brilliant with big meats and cheeses. Or lay it down: this one will continue to improve for easily another ten years.
A rich and concentrated beautifully balanced wine that will drink relatively young but last well into the next decade. The color is very rich, dark red. The aroma is fuller and slightly perfumed. On the palate the wine has cooked berry flavours - almost jam. The wine has a firm and strong back bone that delivers a stunning finish.
The Merlot is very rich, with superb aromatic complexity and the Cabernet Sauvignon, a later ripening grape variety, benefitted fully from the long period of fine autumn weather to ripen and develop their full color at their own pace.
Vintage 2010Cabernet Sauvignon 51 %, Merlot 49 % The vineyard cycle began with a cold, relatively wet winter, resulting in a slightly later bud-break than in 2009, in mid-April. Growth was then boosted by dry, sunny weather in April.May and June were characterized by alternating periods of rain and sunshine. June began with a cold spell that complicated the flowering of the Merlot, resulting in flower abortion and uneven grape size. Fortunately, July was very dry (less than 20 mm of rain) with relatively high temperatures, which helped the vines to catch up from the delays caused during flowering. August and September were very dry, with beautiful daytime temperatures and cool nights creating ideal conditions for the grapes to slowly reach optimum ripeness. Tasting notes (at bottling): Bouquet of red fruit. A supple wine with plump, silky tannins.
Beautiful dense, deep purple silky colour. The nose offers very ripe fruit with slight hints of menthol finishing with roasted notes (toast, hazelnuts). The attack is supple with good length carried by pleasant, well-integrated tannin leading onto a smooth finish.
A deep, intense red colour. Lovely, jammy prune and blackcurrant aromas. Elegant, silky and precise on the palate, with dense, harmonious tannins. A smooth finish for this particularly attractive vintage.
Grand-Puy Ducasse 2006 has an intense, deep garnet colour, with a pure nose of ripe fruits and blond tobacco. The palate, juicy and delicious, is dominated by a vibrant fruit, mixed with notes of soft spices and of licorice. The wine is medium-bodied with integrated and silky tannins, and has a long length. It is a Pauillac to keep in the cellar and that has started to show a part of its charms.
A fragrant, ethereal-styled, dark ruby/purple-tinged effort, Le Dome’s 2004 offers a precise, pure nose of menthol, cranberries, raspberries, and cherries. This medium-bodied St.-Emilion, which obviously includes considerable Cabernet Franc in the blend, exhibits good ripeness, striking elegance, and potential complexity as well as purity. Although there is not a great deal of depth, it is a suave 2004 that should shed its tannin in 2-3 years, and drink well over the following 12-15. Drink 2007-2022. - Robert Parker JnrThe OWC wooden case has been opened and there are spaces in the case. Whilst this wine will not be sent out in OWC we can send the OWC out separately if you would like to use this for storage on buying all available stock.
Roughly 50/%0 Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with just a dash of Petit Verdot, the grapes for this wine were hand harvested then traditionally vinified in concrete and wooden vats. It was aged for 12montsh in oak with 25% aged in new barrels. Notes of blackberry, cherry and herbs with a mushrooms, forest floor character with good acidity and firm tannins.
67% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% MerlotNo winemaker had seen such early harvests: the earliest since 1893. Beginning at the end of August, the grapes were ripe and extraordinarily sweet. While early ripening does not always lead to the best wines, we were sure that, for the reds, this would be an excellent vintage, and the wines that it produced are truly delicious. TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING):The Médoc produced deeply coloured wines that are rich and full-bodied, without being heavy, similar to the 1982 vintage.OWC wooden case for 6 magnums - excellent condition - sealed.This wine will be sent out in OWC unless otherwise specified.
74% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot 8% Cabernet FrancA very sunny year with a dry summer. Early in September, we had some light rain that was good for the grapes. The harvests began at the normal dates with well-ripened grapes. TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING):This is an excellent vintage, with particularly fine tannins. It is very elegant with a long palate and will age for a very long time.OWC wooden case for 3 double magnums - excellent condition - sealed.This wine will be sent out in OWC unless otherwise specified.