Our Discovery Boxes are a great way to try a new varietal or to simply stick with something you know and love!
The six bottles will be packed in one of our beautiful wooden boxes, wrapped and ribboned and ready for you to collect, or we will deliver it to you, free of charge
Included is an information sheet (or cheat sheet), with a description of each wine and which food to pair it with. Impress everyone at your next dinner party!
Grand Châteaux, a regal history, great vineyards and an obsession with wine for centuries, combined, to make Bordeaux the most important wine region on earth.
Since the Roman’s introduced the vine here in the 1st century, winemakers have been crafting and sculpting fine wines for Europe’s rich and powerful. The most famous is its reds, and, thanks to the region’s particular maritime climate, they can be made to last for decades.
Simply put, Bordeaux can be divided into 2 parts, the Left Bank, which is famous for its wines dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and the Right Bank, which produces wines that have a large percentage of Merlot.
The Left Bank is where you find all the wines in the famous 1855 Classification of the Medoc. Perhaps much of the fame the region enjoys today is due to the promotional value gained from the now legendary classification.
The primary characteristics found in Left Bank wines comes from the combination of the grapes in the blend, and the soils, which are mostly gravel, with some clay. The best wines combine elegance with tannic structure, giving the wines a feeling in your mouth of firmness, coupled with flavors of currants, spice, earth and tobacco when young.
The Right Bank of Bordeaux is where you find the best wines in the world made from Merlot and Cabernet Franc. There is also small plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Carmenere. But here, in the Right Bank, Merlot is the undisputed king in the vineyards. The 2 most famous appellations in the Right Bank are St. Emilion and Pomerol.
1. Château Bourdicotte Vin De Bordeaux 2015:
Great intensity of classic Bordeaux fruit on the nose, cassis, dark cherries and liquorice. The rich round palate is bursting with fresh blackberry and blackcurrant, lovely silky tannins great length all in perfect harmony.
2. Château Landereau Grand Vin Bordeaux Prestige 2014:
This has great clarity of ripe red plums and mulberries, as well as attractive, floral nuances, leading to a very focused feel on the palate that offers a succulent and fluid array of ripe red fruit that holds fresh and even. Ever so fine tannins.
3. Château La Rose Piney Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2015:
Sumptuous and inviting, it possesses remarkable depth and fruit intensity. Super-ripe red cherry, raspberry, wildflowers, and mint all develop in this gracious, midweight Saint-Émilion.
4. Domaine de La Solitude Grand Vin De Graves Pessac Leognan 2012:
A solid, grippy-edged style, with a core of steeped plum and blackberry fruit laced with tar and roasted apple wood notes. Picks up needed energy on the finish. A bit brooding in feel, but there's ample depth of fruit and grip to wait this out.
5. Domaines Baron de Rothschild Legende Pauillac 2011:
Purple with good intensity. The nose is very expressive, refined and elegant, combining fresh, mentholated notes with toasted and spicy aromas. On the palate, the wine is generous and powerful, with good tannic structure and a long fresh, licorice finish. A classic, distinguished Pauillac.
6. Les Fiefs De Lagrange Grand Vin De Bordeaux Saint Julien 2013:
Plum, blackberry and black currant fruit have melded nicely with graphite and anise notes in this red, which shows good energy, with a mouthwatering tar note on the finish.
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