Haut-Médoc - Cru Bourgeois - Château Peyredon-Lagravette 2014
Gold Medal Paris 2016 - rated 90/100 by Neil Martin.
Château Peyredon Lagravette was acquired in the 2009s by Stéphane and Laurence Dupuch. It is located 3km (about 2 miles) east of Listrac, in the village of Médrac. The estate lies partially in the Listrac appellation area and partly in Moulis. Château Peyredon Lagravette wines are created under the close supervision of the consultant oenologist, Mr Éric BOISSENOT.
Lovely intense purplish ruby colour with dark tints. It has an amazingly complex nose with aromas of black fruits dominated by blackberry and raspberry. It has a pleasant grilled flavour, is very round and rich, and is remarkably balanced overall with elegant, mellow tannin. It has an equally appealing, long finish.
Margaux - Gassies - Second wine of Château Rauzan-Gassies (Grand cru classé)
Located at the beginning of the appellation, Rauzan Gassies vineyard was once part of the Château Margaux plots. Appointed under the name of "Rauzan aîné". Vinification takes place in several stages: a cold pre-fermentation maceration for 48 hours, alcoholic fermentation and maceration in stainless steel vats, then malolactic fermentation in barrels and vats. Finally, the wine is matured in oak barrels for 12 months, lot par lot, prior the final blending. This wine is a vivid, brilliant crimson colour with floral, spice and dark berry aromas. On the palate it is smooth and elegant.
Pauillac - Alias - Second Wine of Château Croizet-Bages (Grand cru classé)
Alias Croizet-Bages, the second wine of this 5th Grand cru classé, ALIAS is distinguished by its elegance, its aromatic power combined with silky tannins, its international name and its expression both modern and reassuring. Anne-Françoise and Jean-Philippe Quié launch in March 2016 their new second wine, well named Alias, and have choosen Grand Vin de Gironde as exclusive partner for its trading all around the world. Grapes varieties = Cabernet Sauvignon : 60% / Merlot : 35% / Cabernet Franc : 5% . A charming wine, rich in personality and complexity. Its dark red with black highlights dress is mesmerizing. Its nose is expressive, composed of aromas of red fruits (cherry) and empyreumatic. The palate reveals a sweetness in a confirmed structure, ripe and silky tannins, with a beautiful length.
Situated in the Bordeaux Supérieur appellation, in a place named «Lafitte», the estate dates back to the late 18th century. Until the 1980s, it was called simply... Château Lafitte (!), and belonged to Mr Floréal-Laguens
Made of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the wine of Château Floreal Laguens is mechanical harvesting each plot picked at optimum ripeness, taking age of the vines and type of soil into account. The wine is then 25% aged in barrels for 12 months.
This crisp, harmonious wine reveals a garnet-red colour with a bouquet of crystallised strawberry plus hints of vanilla and minerals. Its fresh character and long-lasting sensations on the palate lead through to a finely-balanced finish with red fruit compote flavours and slightly toasted, spicy notes
Located in Gironde at 70 Kilometers in the South-East of Bordeaux and 10 Kilometers of La Réole, on the slopes of the right bank of the Garonne. The vineyard overlooks the church Notre-Dame of Baleyssac built in the XVIème century.
Michel Liessi owner of the Château Champ du Moulin has converted its vineyard to an organic culture since 2000 (certification obtained in 2013), today he is moving to a biodynamic approach. Bottling at the Château this wine is made of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
This wine is distinguished by its suppleness and its aromas of red fruits, brought by the Merlot supplemented by aromas of undergrowth coming from the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Lady Laroze wine was created by Guy Meslin. He built tlris wine to thank ladies. Many ladies worked at Château Laroze and he wanted to thank them for their contribution to the best possible wine.
Since 1882, with Georges and Nelly Gurchy, followed by four generations of passionate wine-lovers dedicated their lives to the developpement and lasting future Laroze.
«I love this place where I was born more than anything else. I grew up in this space and in this light. I received it from my ancestors and I do my best for the future of Laroze» said the actual owner Mr. Meslin.
Lady Laroze, red garnet color, is a fine and elegant wine. The nose reveals red fruits aromas such cherry and rasp· berry. On the palate, the attack is supple, well balanced, ending on a sweet, pleasant and long nish.
Chateau Pontet Fumet is one of five chateaux in St. -Emilion owned and run by the Bardet family. Located in the heart of the right ban.k, this 35-acre property was established in 1962 by Rogert Bardet, father of current proprietor Philippe Bardet, who is now joined by his son Paul. It is planted to Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon in a 75/20/5 proportion.
Superb, intense, garnet-red colour, hardly showing any age at all. Powerful, complex bouquet reminiscent of very ripe black and red fruit, with an elegant hint of oak. Well-structured, full-bodied, and rich on the palate with a significant amount of smooth tannin. Candied red fruit and liquorice flavours. Long aftertaste confirming an impression of firmness, elegance, and balance, which combine to provide excellent ageing potential.
Baron de Luze wines benefit from the experience our company has built up since the 19th century, handed down by generations of winemaker.
After fermentation at the estate, followed by a long vatting period, the wines are aged in oak for eight to nine months. We always choose "light-to-medium" toasted barrels. During this ageing period, the wine's development in each barrel is monitored by regular tastings. The last stage consists of selecting the barrels for the final blend and bottling the wine. Baron de Luze is a brilliant, intense, ruby-red colour with purplish highlights. The elegant initial bouquet opens up after swirling in the glass to reveal fine fruit and aniseed overtones. The wine starts out very cleanly on the palate, evolving into a well-balanced mid-palate with ripe fruit and soft tannins. The pleasant, toasty aroma contributed by the oak is indicative of high-quality barrels. The tannins are still young and promise good ageing potential. Red-berry fruit flavours carry through discreetly into the well-balanced aftertaste, giving a satisfying overall impression.
Since 1820, Maison De Luze has been selected and produced Bordeaux wines, thanks to a very close working relationship combining the grape growers' in-depth knowledge of their vines and De Luze cellar master's fermentation and ageing know-how.
This wine illustrates perfectly this savoir-faire and melts all the elegance , harmony and finessethat we should find in a fine Bordeaux wine.
This DE LUZE Bordeaux wine presents a bright and clear robe, with red and purplish cherry hints. Aromas are fine and based on red berries. In mouth, an harmonious structure developing round tannins bringing a lot of fruit and complexity. A young wine to be enjoyed right now.
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