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2019

Château Haut Veyrac Les Sense du Lisse Saint-Émilion AOP

The Château Haut-Veyrac property, owned by the Castaing family, is located on one of the hills overlooking the village of Saint-Émilion in Saint-Étienne de Lisse. The vineyard now extends over an exceptional terroir of 9 hectares in one piece. The clay-limestone soil makes it possible to cultivate the Merlot Noir and Cabernet Franc grape varieties in the best conditions.

VARIETALS
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2019

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2015

Château Kirwan Margaux Grand Cru Classé AOC

Château Kirwan is an estate located in Cantenac, not far from the city of Bordeaux and the river Garonne, in a terroir where man and nature have been living together harmoniously for hundreds of years.
The Château, built in 1751, was one of the few Medoc properties that Thomas Jefferson, the future third President of the United States, visited on his Bordeaux wine tasting trip in France and mentioned in his diaries written in 1780. Mark Kirwan passed away in 1815 and over the centuries it passed from hand to hand through several owners, until, during the early years of the twentieth century, it was acquired by a family of “negociant”, the Schyler and Schroder, which moved to Bordeaux in 1738 and still in business today.
With 40 hectares divided into 46 parcels that wind within the territory of the AOC Margaux, it is clear and obvious how the keystone of this Château, over the years, has always been the terroir and its strong identity. Its wines have a characteristic soft, gentle attack, followed by a very Margaux lacework of flavours. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot provide Kirwan’s main wine with a multi-layered structure that is very big, tempered by the roundness of the Merlot and the delicate elegance of the Cabernet Franc.

Like all great vintages, 2015 offers fine balance. The alcohol is imperceptible and perfectly balanced by a refreshing natural acidity. The tannins give the wine a velvety unctuousness. In the end, the wine is wonderfully fruity and refined, with a gourmand, tactile character that far outshines it simple potency. 100% Margaux.

For more info, visit Château Kirwan website.

VARIETALS
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2015

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2019

Château L’Enclos Grand Vin de Bordeaux Pomerol AOC

Château L’Enclos has a history dating back to the 19th century. The château was constructed in 1898 by Pierre Larroucaud, the owner of the property at the time. Descendants of the Larroucaud family continued to own and manage the Pomerol estate of Château L’Enclos until 2006, when it was purchased by the American owners, Stephen Adams and Denise Adam who own other Bordeaux properties and a Napa Valley estate on Howell Mountain.

There are three unique terroirs in the 9.5 hectares of vineyard of Château L’Enclos with sand, gravel and flint soils. There are also some iron deposits in the soil which add to the complexity of the wine, vinified under the consultation of Michel Roland.

VARIETALS
88% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec

VINTAGE
2019

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2016

Château La Croix Du Casse Pomerol AOC

Château La Croix Du Casse was for many years owned and administered by Jean-Michel Arcaute, who also owned Chateau Jonqueyres and world famous Château Clinet.
He was one of Bordeaux`s true innovators and propelled Croix du Casse into the front line of Pomerol properties.
Located on the southern tip of the Pomerol plateau, with beautiful vineyards on soils rich in sand, gravel and iron.

Often appreciated for its wines that combine seduction, smoothness and charm, La Croix du Casse 2016 it amazes in this vintage, thanks to its rich but perfectly integrated tannins, and this thanks to a more adequate vinification and refinement.

VARIETALS
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2016

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2019

Château La Plaige Bordeaux Supérieur AOC

Château La Plaige sits on a hillside overlooking the river Dordogne on the eastern edge of the Bordeaux appellation. The combination of clay and limestone in the soil means that the owner Frédéric Naud can make a wine that is powerful and elegant at the same time. Since 2000, Frédéric Naud and his wife Lise have been managing the vineyard with passion and respect for the family’s winemaking tradition, established by the Naud family for five generations.

A really solid Bordeaux Supérieur, with an immediately recognizable Bordeaux’s profile, unusual balance and gread value.

VARIETALS
40% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2019

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2013

Château Langoa Barton Saint-Julien Grand Cru Classé AOC

Château Langoa Barton, 3rd Classified Growth, was the first of the two Bordeaux wine estates bought by Hugh Barton in the 1820s, the other being Léoville-Barton, 2nd Classified Growth.
Both Langoa and Léoville wines are models of typical St Julien restraint and elegance, and for years, Langoa Barton was considered slightly lighter and more forward than Léoville. However, in the last decade it has become noticeably deeper in colour and richer and more concentrated on the palate. Langoa Barton is now often the equal of Léoville.

The plots that compose the Château Langoa Barton terroir overlook the river. The splendid slopes of quaternary gravel bring the grapes to full maturity and then they undergo a rigorous selection process before being chosen for the Langoa Barton. The plowing is traditional, without weeding or herbicide.

For more info, visit Château Langoa Barton website.

VARIETALS
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2013

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2016

Château Larcis Ducasse Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé AOC

Traditionally Château Larcis Ducasse, a St Emilion Grand Cru Classé, was regarded as a property with exceptional terroir but a constant under-performer. This has changed, mainly thanks to the talents of a new winemaking team headed up by Nicolas Thienpont (of Château Pavie Macquin repute) and Stephane Derenoncourt(the mercurial ‘flying wine consultant’) who have managed to unlock the potential of this sleeping giant.

The estate is located on one of Bordeaux’s finest strips of terroir – the Cote Pavie in St Emilion. The vines are planted on an eclectic range of soils – alluvial sand deposits, clay, chalk and limestone. The vines are predominately Merlot (some 75%), Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

For more info, visit Château Larcis Ducasse website.

VARIETALS
78% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2016

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2017

Château Larrivet Haut-Brion Grand Vin de Bordeaux Pessac-Leognan AOC

Called at various times Château de Canolle, La Rivette, and Château Brion-Larrivet, the estate was given its current name, château Larrivet Haut-Brion, in 1949 by Jacques Guillemaud (owner since 1941). Devoted and hard-working, he conscientiously managed the estate until 1982. Château Larrivet Haut-Brion was acquired by the Gervoson family in 1987. They restored the estate’s unity, once again combining the château, outbuildings, 13 hectares of grounds, and 42 hectares of vines under one owner, as well as replanting 18 hectares of land that had laid fallow.

Today a team of enthusiastic professionals has done a wonderful job of giving Château Larrivet Haut-Brion back its superb reputation, and the estate is once again universally recognised as one of the finest wines in the Pessac-Léognan appellation.

For more info, visit Château Larrivet Haut-Brion website.

VARIETALS
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot

VINTAGE
2017

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2017

Château Lynch Bages Pauillac Grand Cru Classé AOC

At the gates of Pauillac, Château Lynch-Bages now represents a symbolic history of the Medoc. Born in 1691 by the hand of John Lynch, an Irish nobleman in exile, the winery was implemented by John’s son, Thomas Lynch, who managed the company with wisdom and foresight from 1749 to 1824, producing excellent wines initially known as ” Cru de Lynch ”, later classified as Grand Cru at the Paris Exposition of 1855.
Having become the property of the Cazes family in 1939 and led by the outstanding Jean-Michel Cazes since 2007, Château Lynch-Bages’ style has established itself, and this reflects Pauillac’s identity with an extraordinary depth and richness, thanks above all to Jean-Michel Cazes.

For more info, visit Château Lynch-Bages website.

VARIETALS
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet franc, 2% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE 
2017

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2019

Château Malbec Bordeaux

Castel Estates and Vineyards offer a range of unique estate wines, finding some true gems by following the advice of the people who know and love the place best. In Bordeaux, at the gateway to Entre-Deux-Mers, they selected Château Malbec which also houses an education center dedicated to wine and the art of wine tasting. Contrary to appearances, Château Malbec is not named after the famous grape variety, but for one of its former owners, Louis Malbec.

Sustainably managed, certified TERRA VITIS.

For more info, visit Château Malbec website.

VARIETALS
80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE 
2019

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2019

Château Maltus Lalande de Pomerol AOC

Vignobles Lassagne gather several family properties that were bought since three generations and are grown according to tradition and innovation on unique terroir located in the Libourne area.
Vignobles Lassagne encompasses these three properties: Château des Arnauds (the original estate), Château des Landes and Château Maltus, the latest addition to the Vignobles Lassagne.

History tells us that the origin of the Château Maltus goes back to the Middle Ages, in the time of the crusades.
The Order of Malta, well implanted on the land named Lalande de Pomerol, cultivated vines for the first time on the grounds of the Château Maltus.
Nicolas Lassagne acquired this parcel in 2015 of sixty-year-old vines with the purpose of producing this richly dense wine.

For more info, visit Vignobles Lassagne website.

VARIETALS
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2019

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2018

Château Montaiguillon Montagne-Saint-Émilion

A well regarded 28ha property on the borders of St Georges-St Emilion owned by the Amart family since 1949, which it is looking out over her neighbours like Cheval Blanc, Vieux Chateau Certan and Chateau Petrus who are just over the Barbanne stream. Tasted against far greater names this is a exceptional value, very elegant, with a lovely weight of fruit. It will not disappoint.

Certified sustainable HVE (High Environmental Value) 

 

For more info, visit Château Montaiguillon website.

VARIETALS
70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2018

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2011

Château Nenin Pomerol AOC

Château Nénin is located in the village of Pomerol, one of the most prestigious areas of Bordeaux. The Domaine was bought by Jean-Hubert Delon in 1997 from his cousins, the Despujols, owners of the estate since 1847. Jean-Hubert had the intention of continuing the centuries-old tradition of the Château, and precisely for this reason, since immediately, extensive renovation and modernization works, including technical ones, were carried out. Under his direction, the land was in fact drained, the vineyards renewed and the cellars modernised, to improve the vinification and aging processes.

According to the Delon family, Château Nénin is the epitome of a great Pomerol “vin de garde” (wine for laying down). It combines power and elegance, complexity and balance, purity and refi nement. The gradual increase of Cabernet Franc within the vineyards gives the wine tautness, distinction and freshness. To really appreciate the Grand Vin’s ageing ability, you may need to be patient. Like all great Pomerol vins de garde, Château Nénin blossoms over time.

For more info, visit Château Nenin website.

VARIETALS
78% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2011

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2017

Château Ormes de Pez Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel

Located in the village of Pez, whose name comes from the ancient French word meaning “peace”, the Château Ormes de Pez covers 40 hectares of vineyards. The château has been linked to the Cazes family for more than a century. Although Lynch-Bages is without a doubt the flagship of the Domaines Jean-Michel Cazes, Ormes de Pez belongs to the Medoc landscape since the 18th century. Purchased by Jean-Charles Cazes in the wake of the Second World War, the history of these two estates is closely linked.
The wines from Ormes de Pez are powerful yet characterized by their harmonious structure. They are indulgent, pleasurable and combine a smooth, fleshy texture with the distinctive elegance of a Saint-Estèphe.

Château Ormes de Pez 2017, although more like a Pauillac on the nose, offers the experience of a great Saint-Estèphe full of elegance and charm.

For more info, visit Château Ormes de Pez website.

VARIETALS
51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2017

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2018

Château Paret Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux AOC

Running along the edge of the Saint-Emilion appellation, this vineyard is owned by the Fauchey family, who have been making wine in the Bordeaux area since the 17th century. The estate, until the second world war, made mostly white wine for the army. Today though, the vineyard is mostly planted with merlot, the grape best suited to the climate and soil of the domain.

VARIETALS
85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2018

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