The rich patchwork of chateaux in the Medoc produces ruby-coloured, well-rounded wines that are a fine accompaniment to many dishes. Expressive and elegant, with intense aromas mingling sweet spices, red fruit and liquorice. Supple and flavourful, very aromatic and complex with a good freshness on the finish. A success for the vintage, this wine offers a fine expression of the terroir.
Legende Pauillac is made from grapes grown in Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) own vineyards and, once again, the wines are made with the same attention to detail as for the Grand Vin. Generous and powerful, with good tannic structure and a long fresh, liquoricey finish. A classic, distinguished Pauillac.
Impressive richness and clarity of red and dark berries. Lightly spiced-pastry aromas, too. The palate has a very crisp, polished and groomed tannin texture, as well as super fresh flavors that carry long. Great wine.
This wine, under the same ownership as Margaux estate Mongravey, is a well-structured blend with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon. The 100% new-wood aging gives the wine an intensely toasty, dry character at this young stage. But the great black-currant and berry fruit is developing as well.
Chateau de Callac Graves Rouge comes to us from Graves, France. On the nose you will get notes of herbs and spices, along with a light barn smell. On the palate yo will get a light sweetness followed by a long, dry finish. Sharp tannins. Chateau de Callac Graves pairs well with either beef, lamb, or venison.
The harmonious balance of these grape varieties gives it a great finesse. The permanent work done in the vineyard in the purest tradition of Bordeaux produces a wine with a deep red color, a nose of ripe red fruits, slightly spicy with vanilla notes and delicate oakiness. On the palate the attack is supple with balanced tannins, fruity and very fresh. A balanced and harmonious wine.
A wonderful right bank discovery, this excellently-valued Bordeaux offers an abundance of red cherry, cassis, and dark berry aromatics. Nicely textured, this has good weight and a rich mouthfeel. There are also medium, well-integrated tannins and a long finish. Enjoy this gem now or over the next several years.
This wine is enchanting with spices like ginger and cinnamon blending in a sharpening of the nose. It is richly endowed with the taste of prune, it has a touch of chocolate and is mesmerizingly fruity. The taste lingers in the mouth. The tannins will develop in time. It is aptly named Excellence.
The wine of Chateau Ducluzeau is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Ducluzeau is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.
The terroir is typical of St. Estephe with its gravel, clay and limestone soils. When tasted, Lilian Ladouys always reveals a rich and crisp structure with ripe tannins and refined oak which melts into an explosion of fruit. Lilian Ladouys is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised and grilled dishes. It is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
The Chateau Troplong Mondot 2011 is a classic grand vintage with its own unique style. Its colour has a great density and is almost black with purple reflections on the rim. On the nose, it presents a superb aromatic concentration with ripe black fruit notes that evolve into intense aniseed and liquorice notes. On the palate, the frank attack reveals a voluptuous mouthfeel with ample notes of spice, cocoa and mocha. This powerful wine has a dense structure with present, yet silky, tannins that is highlighted with great finesse. The long finish ends on a lovely acidity. This is a classy wine with great ageing potential.
A lovely and complex wine, it displays ripe red fruits of cherries, plums and fruit cake notes coupled with spicy oak and hints of dark chocolate. Rich and juicy red plums, black cherry and spice notes. Smooth tannins and a rounded, lingering finish.
Ruby red with purple notes in appearance and is of medium to high intensity. Its aromas show a great balance between the fruit and floral notes of the Merlot, offering delicate hints of forest herbs. In the mouth the wine is medium-bodied with clear notes of dark berries and ripe tannins and has lots of character.
A very attractive, medium bodied wine with ripe red cherry and dark plum notes on the nose with smooth red berry fruit flavours on the palate and a hint of savoury spice. This wine will be delicious for drinking over the next few years.