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Spectator Wine

A fabulous selection of mature clarets for current drinking

EVERYDAY CLARET BOX 

Two bottles each of:
2012 Ch. Balac, 13%vol
2012 Ch. du Grand Chambellan, 13.5%vol
2014 Ch. Montlandrie, 14.5%vol
2014 Prelude a Grand-Puy Ducasse, 13.5%vol
2016 C&B Company Reserve Claret, 13.5%vol
2016 Ch. La Courolle, 14%vol

 

FANCY CLARET BOX

Six bottles each of:
2014 Ch. La Grave, 14%vol
2015 Ch. Lagrange, 14%vol

 

 

Tasting Notes

2012 Ch. Balac is a fully ripe Cru Bourgeois from the Haut Médoc. It’s richly fruity, soft, slightly earthy but fresh with a touch of herbs and spice on the finish.

2012 Ch. du Grand Chambellan is from Lalande de Pomerol…There’s great value to be found here as can be seen by this corker: succulent, rich, with plenty of dark plum/damson fruit and soft, elegant tannins.

2014 Ch. Montlandrie from the Côtes de Castillon… this silky smooth, Merlot-rich beauty is a steal considering its pedigree.

2014 Prelude a Grand-Puy Ducasse … being the second wine of Fifth Growth Ch G-PD itself. Only estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are used and the resulting wine is richly nuanced with plenty of ripe cassis notes and elegant tannins.

2016 C&B Company Reserve … merlot-dominant, it’s soft, juicy and approachable and is designed to be knocked back…

2016 Ch. La Courolle from Montagne Saint-Emilion is similarly approachable and its soft, velvety texture and luscious, fresh blackcurrant fruit is instantly appealing. I love it.

2018 Ch. La Fleur des Graves Blanc a Sauvignon / Sémillon blend from the Entre-deux-Mers that’s perfect for summer.

… nab a brace of pitch perfect Pomerols: the 2014 Ch.La Grave and the 2015 Ch.Lagrange, both in glorious form, being dense, concentrated, vibrantly fresh and succulent.

A fabulous selection of mature clarets for current drinking

EVERYDAY CLARET BOX

Two bottles each of:

2012 Ch. Balac, 13%vol

2012 Ch. du Grand Chambellan, 13.5%vol

2014 Ch. Montlandrie, 14.5%vol

2014 Prelude a Grand-Puy Ducasse, 13.5%vol

2016 C&B Company Reserve Claret, 13.5%vol

2016 Ch. La Courolle, 14%vol

FANCY CLARET BOX

Six bottles each of:

2014 Ch. La Grave, 14%vol

2015 Ch. Lagrange, 14%vol

Tasting Notes

2012 Ch. Balac is a fully ripe Cru Bourgeois from the Haut Médoc. It’s richly fruity, soft, slightly earthy but fresh with a touch of herbs and spice on the finish.

2012 Ch. du Grand Chambellan is from Lalande de Pomerol…There’s great value to be found here as can be seen by this corker: succulent, rich, with plenty of dark plum/damson fruit and soft, elegant tannins.

2014 Ch. Montlandrie from the Côtes de Castillon… this silky smooth, Merlot-rich beauty is a steal considering its pedigree.

2014 Prelude a Grand-Puy Ducasse … being the second wine of Fifth Growth Ch G-PD itself. Only estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are used and the resulting wine is richly nuanced with plenty of ripe cassis notes and elegant tannins.

2016 C&B Company Reserve … merlot-dominant, it’s soft, juicy and approachable and is designed to be knocked back…

2016 Ch. La Courolle from Montagne Saint-Emilion is similarly approachable and its soft, velvety texture and luscious, fresh blackcurrant fruit is instantly appealing. I love it.

2018 Ch. La Fleur des Graves Blanc a Sauvignon / Sémillon blend from the Entre-deux-Mers that’s perfect for summer.

… nab a brace of pitch perfect Pomerols: the 2014 Ch.La Grave and the 2015 Ch.Lagrange, both in glorious form, being dense, concentrated, vibrantly fresh and succulent.

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