"L’Aurage 2021 is 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, mirroring the vineyard plantings. Deep ruby colour. Aromas of raspberry, blackberry and cedary spice. The palate is juicy, with dark berry fruit and a bitter cherry lift. The tannins are tightly packed and powerful. Liquorice and dark chocolate on the finish, which has a winning crunch and definition, sustained by taut acidity. Picked 20th-22nd October – the latest harvest ever here. 13.5% abv.
C&B Score: 17.5
Drinking dates: 2024 – 2032
Bottles - case of 12 - £285 (in bond)
Also available in larger formats:
Magnum - case of 6 - £305 (in bond)
Double magnums - case of 1 - £115 (in bond)"
Lay down 2024 - 2032
Today's Bordeaux' wines retain a certain stoical classicism, whilst meeting more modern expectations of accessibility.