Chateau Tour des Graves Bordeaux Blanc
Grape varietal: Sauvignon Gris / Sémillon (25 years old vines)
Vinification: cold pelicular macération for 24 heures. Gentle and quick pressing on low temperature. Quick vinification on low temp. of 16- 17 ° C. 1/3 of the wine in placed in new oak barrel half way though the fermentation. Resting on fine lees for 8 months with regular batonnage. Bottled in the Château.
Tasting notes: beautiful pale yellow color. Powerful nose, complex and rich perfume of citrus and exotic fruits while underflying hints of oak. On the palate, round with a good lengh. This wine is extremely well balanced.
Food pairing: Fished based tapas like prawns, scallops or just as an apéritifs. Grilled fish and cheeses find themselves to be the perfect companion.
Chateau de Respide Callipyge Bordeaux Blanc
Grape varietal: 60% Sémillon – 40% Sauvignon
Tasting notes: Beautiful golden color with an intense and complex bouquet of vanilla, coconut and grilled almonds. A very fine and well balanced wine with a touch of wood on the nose. Notes of lime tree flowers and of exotic fruits to the finish. Well balanced and very good structure on the palate.
Pairing: Ideal with grilled fish, white meats, exotic cuisine and cheeses such as Appenzeller, Swiss cheese, Brie and camembert..
Mission Saint Vincent Bordeaux
Grape varietals: 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc.
Vinification: Destemming and crushing of the grapes. Thermovinification of part of the harvest to obtain a must rich in color and fruity aromas. Alcoholic fermentation (controlled temperature, selected yeasts) and maceration of the skins for around 3 weeks to obtain a rounded wine with good structure. Part of the blend is aged in oak to add complexity to the wine’s aromas without excessive oakiness.
Tasting notes: Intense, dark red colour. Ripe, fresh fruit on the nose, subtly oaked with vanilla and toasty notes. Full and round on the palate, with a fruit-driven
balance, lightly oaked. An authentic Bordeaux.
Food pairing: Serve at between 16 and 18°C with meat and cheeses.
Domaine de Lilotte AOC Bordeaux
Grape Variety: 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet franc.
Average age: 30 years
Tasting notes: From a little clos of just 12 hectares, le Domaine de Lilotte is aged in vats. Easy to drink, fresh with good balance. Red fruit notes, medium acidity and tannins.
Pairing: Pizza, salads, grilled fish, pasta.
Domaine du Ballandreau Organic wine
Grape Varietals: 40% Merlot; 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc. All grapes are organic
Ageing: 12 months in French oak barrels
Tasting notes: On the nose, this elegant red brims with ripe red fruits, subtle notes of leather, smoke and vanilla. On the pallet, it is medium-bodied with velvety tannins and well balanced structure
Chateau Hostens-Picant Grangeneuve Cotes de Bordeaux
Grangeneuve rouge is the Château Hostens-Picant’s second red wine. It is produced by our teams from the Chateau’s grapes. This wine benefits from the Chateau’s designation of origin and bottling expertise. It’s a wine which is both fruity and easy to drink.
Grape Variety: 65% Merlot – 35% Cabernet Franc
Tasting notes: Ruby color, nose of fresh and jammy fruits. In the mouth, supple, balanced structure, ripe fruit and freshness.
Pairing: Deli meats, grilled meat, braised lamb, cheeses, vegetarian dishes.
Chateau de Respide Callipyge Bordeaux – Graves
Grape Variety: 43% Merlot, 42% Cabernet sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot
Tasting notes: 30 years old vines. Concentrated, subtle tannins, good persistence. Black fruits and spices on the nose. Well balanced, earthy taste and long lasting woody taste.
Pairing: Perfect with grilled fish, sushi, white meats, exotic foods and most cheeses, this wine will evolve wonderfully over the next few years.
Chateau Lalande Listrac-Medoc
Grape Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot.
Tasting Notes: Great Bordeaux blend. Dried red fruits with soft tannins. This is a beautiful wine with blackberry and almond characteristics. Some nutmeg to boot. Full body with a fresh and bright finish.
Pairing: Perfectly ready to drink. Wonderful with a grilled steak.
Château d’Escurac Medoc
Château d’Escurac is in the commune of Civrac-Médoc. One of its special features is its location on a high hill of gravelly soil over a clay subsoil rather than clay limestone as is the case for almost all of the rest of the commune. This remarkable soil explains the unique character of the estate’s wines.
Grape varietal: 59% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Tasting notes: Château d’Escurac is dark garnet in its centre and lilac on the edges. Aromas of spices and tobacco appear on the nose, then juicy black fruits explode on the palate in a dense bouquet.
Food pairing: It will be very much appreciated with stewed dishes, grilled fish or strong cheeses.
Bernard Magrez Les Pensees de la Tour Carnet Haut Medoc
Chateau La Tour Carnet, owned by Bernard Magrez is one of the oldest Bordeaux wine producers that has remained continually active in the entire Bordeaux appellation. The chateau is also one of the oldest structures in the region.
Grape varietal: 59% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc.
Tasting notes: The 2015 Les Pensées de La Tour Carnet, the property’s second wine, is a forward, mid-weight red with lovely aromatic presence and good near-term appeal. The medium garnet-purple colored 2015 Les Pensees de la Tour Carnet has a nose of cassis, red cherries and bay leaves with hints of spice box and tar. The palate is medium-bodied and firm with chewy tannins and an earthy finish.
Food pairing: Chateau La Tour Carnet is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as a wide variety of hard and soft cheeses.
Chateau Robert – Cotes de Bourg
Grape Variety: 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet franc.
Tasting notes: Supple, balanced, fruity and fresh. The nose expresses red fruits and spices. Discrete wood, vivacity and good persistence on the palate. A typical Bordeaux wine. Great for everyday wine!
Pairing: Poultry, grilled meats, pasta.
Chateau Haut Maco – Cotes de Bourg
Grape Variety: 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet sauvignon, 10% Cabernet franc.
Tasting notes: Subtle, balanced, fruity and fresh. Powerful, well-balanced wine. The nose evokes red berries and spicy notes, as well as a touch of oak. Good length on the palate. Good structure and well rounded wine.
Pairing: Lamb, soft cheeses, pasta and casseroles dishes
Château Haut-Macô cuvée Jean Bernard
THE JEWEL OF THE ESTATE – 93 POINTS Wine Enthusiast
Grape Variety: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet sauvignon
Average age: 35 to 40 years!! Great for Collectors!!!
Organoleptic qualities: Concentrated, balanced, subtle, tannins, good persistence. Nose often “black fruits” and spices. Well balanced wood respecting the fruit.
Pairing: Steak, Gamy dishes, Duck, cheeses.
La Tour Grand Mayne Bordeaux – Cotes de Castillon
93 Points Best Buy
Grape Variety: 100% Merlot.
Medium age of vines: 20 years.
Vinification: Plot selection and manual sorting of the harvest . Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats. 50% aging in stainless steel vats and 50% in one year old French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: Garnet red color , this wine reminds one of black fruit, sometimes menthol. The tannins are smooth, thick and well extracted in harmony with the elegant wood. A fresh wine which will come to its best after ageing for two to five years.
Pairing: Fish, Cheese, casserole dishes.
Billeron Bouquet Saint Emilion
Grape Variety: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc.
Vinification: Plot selection and manual sorting of the harvest . Alcoholic fermentation in cement vats. Ageing: 50% in cement vat and 50% in one year old French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: Ruby red color the very expressive aromas of black cherry Slightly toasted. Delicate and fresh, very expressive fruit taste. A very tasty wine which can be served from the aperitif to the dessert.
Pairing: Cheese, Charcuterie, pasta, grilled meats.
Chateau Pailhas Saint Emilion Grand Cru
Grape Variety: 80% Merlot , 20% Cabernet Franc.
Vinification: Pruning leaving one or two branches. Manual de-leaving and green harvesting. 35 years old vines. Plot selection and manual sorting of the harvest . Pre-fermentation maceration at a low temperature. Traditional alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation in new barrels. Ageing: 12 to 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: The nose opens to an elegant woody note accompanied by pleasant notes of red fruits. The taste is fleshy and racy, with woody tannins which give the wine a good length. Concentrated, generous and well balanced. One kind of a wine!!
Pairing: Steak, Gamy dishes, Duck, cheeses.
Chateau Pailhas Saint Emilion Grand Cru “La Devise”
94 POINTS WINE SPECTATOR
Grape Variety: 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc Et 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vinification: 35 years old vines. Plot selection and manual sorting of the harvest . Slow alcoholic fermentation in new barrels. Frequent manual stirring. Draining by gravity into new barrels for malolactic fermentation and ageing. Ageing: 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: The nose opens to an elegant woody note accompanied by pleasant notes of red fruits. The taste is fleshy and racy, with woody tannins which give the wine a good length. Concentrated, generous and well balanced. A wine to be kept.
Pairing: Stew, grilled meats, elaborated dishes, cheese.
Chateau La Croix Saint Estephe
Grape varietals: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Merlot 19% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot.
Nose: Red fruits aromas
Palate: Full-bodied and fleshy with a nice balance and a finish marked by powerful and rounded tannins
Color: Intense ruby red.
Evolution: 5 to 15 year aging potential
Pairing Suggestions: Grilled such as beef, lamb, game and cheeses preferably creamy ones.
Prelude a Grand Puy Ducasse
Château Grand-Puy Ducasse is neighbor of Mouton-Rothschild & Lafite-Rothschild. The name Prelude comes from the winemaker’s desire to introduce you to what Grand-Puy Ducasse has to offer without spending $80+on their Grand Vin. Made from the younger vines of the estate, this wine receives the same care as the Gran Vin at every stage. It is more supple than the Grand Vin while still showing the same qualities of elegance and complexity.
Grape varietals: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot
Aging: 18-24 months in French Oak, 40% New
Tasting notes: Lovely ruby color. Aromas that contain delicate notes of fruit, as well as touches of liquorice and mild spices. The palate is enticing, with tannins nicely integrated. The final impression is elegant, quite free of any weightiness.
Chateau Dauphin de Grand Puy Ducasse
95 POINTS Wine Enthusiast!! 2015 is a wonderful Vintage Year!
Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse is usually better with at least 8-10 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse should be at peak maturity between 10-25 years of age after the vintage.
Grape varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vinification: Stainless steel tanks with temperature control. Grapes from individual plots are vinified separately. Aged in oak barrels for a 24 months. 20 year old vines.
Tasting notes: One of the best vintages for Grand Puy Ducasse, the wine is equally luscious, and tannic. But the tannins are soft and refined. The cassis and blackberry fruits are ripe, fresh, vibrant, but also polished. The complexity is there as well as the length. Dauphin de Grand Puy Ducasse is a medium bodied wine with a good balance of fresh fruit with oak through to a lingering finish.