Chateau Le Chabrier Bergerac Gros Caillou is a blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. This fabulous red is obtained through low yield and very ripe grapes that are harvested as late as possible. Long ageing of at least 20 months in oak barrels, refines the structure of this excellent wine. The vintage 'Gros Caillou' or 'aged in oak' spends 20 months in oak barrels, giving it complex aromas of fine vanilla and fruits. It is very well balanced, with soft tannins that have a long finish. This wine ages well and you can keep it for a few years, if your willpower is strong enough.
50% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon, 20% cabernet franc
Chateau Le Chabrier Le Contrepoint Bergerac 2006 is quite a dark yellow in colour, which is quite misleading and not in keeping with the beautifully fragrant subtleness of this wine. It has persistent and long lasting aromas of lemon, vanilla and toasted almonds. The taste isn't overpowering, or heavy, but very slightly earthy (think fern, grassy - one taster said it reminds her of being in a meadow....). Matured for 12-30 months on lees has made this wine slightly creamy, but still fresh and lightly lemony, with a lingering, elegant and long lasting 'tingly' aftertaste.
55% sauvignon, 20% semillon, 20% muscadelle, 5% ugni
If you like the idea of a dessert wine but find some of them too syrupy or sweet, this is definitely the one for you. The Côtes de Bergerac 2010 Le Moelleux d'Octobre is made from overripe grapes, with no extra added sugars. A bright golden colour, with aromas of citrus, apricot, honey and white flowers. It is flavoursome without being overpowering, sweet, but not too sweet and is remarkably fresh and rounded on the palate with apricot, passionfruit and sweet honey flavours. Absolutely perfect match with brioche and fois gras, or with any dessert, especially a good tarte tartin
50% Semillon, 40% sauvignon, 10% muscadelle