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A very ripe wine with some signs of evolution in the mahogany reflections and spicy nose (leather). Tasty nose, ready to drink thanks to a ripe harvest, solar notes, rich texture which expands smoothly. WINEMAKER  Stephane Derenoncourt APPELLATION  Bordeaux GRAPE VARIETIES  50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Franc TERROIR  Limestone plateau with clay layers and green marls, hillside with Fronsac molasse and foot of the hillside with deep carbonates sands. CULTURE & VINIFICATION  The work in the plots of Clos is the equal to the actions in the parcels for the first label : pruning, cover, de-leafing, green harvest, hand-picking. In the cellar, …

Impressive levels of red, blue and black fruits as well as some toasty oak and crushed rock. The acidity in this vintage provide freshness and precision. Plenty of tannin, so give it 4-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30 years. 95 Points by The Wine Advocate WINEMAKER  Stephane Derenoncourt APPELLATION  Bordeaux GRAPE VARIETIES  80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc TERROIR  Limestone plateau with clay layers and green marls, hillside with Fronsac molasse and foot of the hillside with deep carbonates sands. CULTURE & VINIFICATION  Each plot is worked individually to extract the best expression of its terroir. Gentle pumping …

An intense wine with fruity flavors and soft melted tannins. WINEMAKER  Lionel Touchais APPELLATION  Haut-Médoc REGION  Bordeaux GRAPE VARIETIES  50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc  20% Cabernet Sauvignon TERROIR  The soil is made of gravel, clay and sandy limestone. CULTURE & VINIFICATION  Close to the terroir the Domain uses sustainable growing methods. The grapes are hand-harvested followed by one-month maceration in order to preserve fruit taste. The ageing lasts 12 months in French oak barrels (with 25% of new barrels). FOOD PAIRING  Perfect with white meat, poultry and firm cheeses. ALCOHOL CONTENT  13% Technical Sheet PDF

Deep and intense garnet color. Black cherry and licorice to the nose. Concentrated and powerful on the palate, it unfolds with tannic and roasted aromas. Long and complex finish with spicy notes. 91 points by Wine & Spirits. WINEMAKER  Jacques Bertrand who works closely with the Michel Rolland laboratory APPELLATION  Saint-Emilion Grand Cru GRAPE VARIETIES  70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% of Cabernet Sauvignon TERROIR  Clay-limestone soil DENSITY  7000 vines per hectare VINIFICATION  The vinification takes place in stainless steel and concrete thermo regulated vats. Following an alcoholic fermentation at moderate temperature, the wines are aged in French oaks …

A black cherry color with a nice ruby hue. The nose has blackcurrant, black cherry, vanilla with spice aromas and freshness. The attack is round, ample, and rich. Tannins are delicately oaky and silky with the licorice notes on the finish. APPELLATION  Saint-Emilion GRAPE VARIETIES  Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon TERROIR  Clay-limestone and sandy soils, the vines are between 20 and 50 years old. WINEMAKING  Traditional vinification with alcoholic fermentation. The vats are selected and supervised by the oenologists. ALCOHOL CONTENT  13% Technical Sheet PDF

A beautiful yellow color with green tints. The nose has citrus and exotic fruit notes with a touch of white flowers. The attack on the palate is crunchy following rich, full, elegant, and persistent notes. APPELLATION  Bordeaux GRAPE VARIETIES  100% Sauvignon Blanc TERROIR  Clay-limestone and siliceous clay soils, the vines are around 20 years old. WINEMAKING   A very short skin maceration with traditional methods. The vats are selected by a team of oenologists. ALCOHOL CONTENT  12% Technical Sheet PDF

With an intense garnet color, Les Hauts de La Gaffelière Bordeaux Red unfolds with aromas of violets, red fruits and a hint of spicy vanilla. Fleshy and full-bodied on the palate, soft tannins, subtle fruit and mellow woody notes imbue this wine with a perfect balance and a long finish. WINEMAKER  Sandrine Le Cam APPELLATION  Bordeaux GRAPE VARIETIES  60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc TERROIR  Clay-limestone and sandy soils, the vines are between 20 and 50 years old. WINEMAKING  Traditional vinification with alcoholic fermentation. Thermovinification on the mature grapes of   Cabernet Sauvignon in order to extract the fruit which add …

Tight and peppery-black, this is a clean, spicy Lalande with some pushback in the spicy tannins, while a high-toned acidity opens up those tannins and makes them more transparent. Scents of dried tobacco in the finish make this a quiet pleasure with roast lamb. 88 points by Wine & Spirit and 88 points by Wine Enthusiast. WINEMAKER  Alix Lombard APPELLATION  Lalande-De-Pomerol GRAPE VARIETIES  66% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon TERROIR  Sandy clay VITICULTURE AND VINIFICATION  Half hand harvested on the young vines / mechanical on the other half. The vinification according the traditional method with stainless steel and concrete …

A garnet-red color with black fruit overtones (Morello cherry) and delicate nuances of fresh spice and chocolate. The start of the palate is crunchy and then goes on to reveal particularly elegant tannins and a beautiful freshness that lasts until the end of the fruit aftertaste.  WINEMAKER  Fabrice Bandiera APPELLATION  Montagne Saint-Emilion GRAPE VARIETIES  70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION  The entire harvest is hand selected and destemmed before entering the vat. Cold maceration, winemaking stainless steel tanks. Automatic temperature control system. Micro-oxygenation in the tank. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels. AGING  Stainless steel tanks and then …

Deep garnet color with complex aromas of red fruits along with coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. The palate has a great structure with fine tannins that give it a pleasant finish.  WINEMAKER  Jacques-Henri Bravard WINERY  Château Haut-Meneau APPELLATION  Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux GRAPE VARIETIES 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot TERROIR  The 10-hectare vineyard is located in the heart of the Côtes de Blaye, the oldest producing region in Bordeaux. The soil is made of clay and chalk. VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION  The 35-year-old vines, planted at a density of 5,500 vines per hectare, yield 35 Hl/hectare. Traditional fermentation in small tanks. AGING  12 months in the old oak barrels, …