Neighbouring the most famous vineyards of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol (Cheval Blanc, La Dominique, Petrus), Château Croque Michotte consists of just about 14 hectres of vines set on clayey sub soils covered in intensely gravelly soil stones/pebbles (graves) and ancient sands. The average age of the vines is 52 years old. The practice of small harvests and very rare use of fertilizers enables the production of wines to conform to the soil and benefiting from a natural acidity crucial to the production of vin de garde (wine for keeping/laying down). The wines are aged, for about twenty months, slowly, depending on the rhythms of the seasons and stay a year in French fine grained oak barrels. They are not filtered and hardly ever fined.
This St Emilion Grand Cru 2011 is a rich dark purple colour. It has wonderfully complex notes of dark fruits, blackcurrant, cedar, earth and vanilla, smooth tannins and a beautiful long lingering finish. A seriously good wine! Can be drank now or left for 10 years or more. An absolute bargain for a St Emilion Grand Cru of this quality.
74% merlot, 25% cabernet franc, 1% cabernet sauvignon
AOC St Emilion
Another winner from Chateau Des Tourtes! Chateau Des Tourtes Red Prestige 2014 is extremely elegant, with a deep garnet colour. On the nose it's very reminiscent of blackberries, with toasty overtones from the wooden barrels. It is medium bodied and velvety on the palate with a strong backbone. The fruit is beautifully balanced from the flavours from the oak barrel. When people try this wine, 2 words always spring up - 'silk' and 'velvet'. This fabulous wine was recommended in Decanter magazine
85% Merlot, 15% cabernet sauvignon
AOC Blaye cotes de Bordeaux
2014 VINTAGE ARRIVES MID JANUARY 2017 - Recommended by Decanter Magazine, Chateau Des Tourtes Rouge Classique really is worth a try, and an excellent value Bordeaux wine. One of our larger family estates, their cuvee rouge classique is a bright ruby red in colour. It has a reserved nose of blackcurrant and raspberry bouquet. It is medium bodied, soft in the mouth and very well balanced. This is an great Bordeaux red that can be drank in its youth.
70% Merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon
AOC Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux
Chateau Grand Renard Rouge Prestige 2014.
2015 VINTAGE ARRIVING END OF MARCH 2017 - This Prestige red is a blend of Merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Organic winemakers with passion and skill, and who respect the environment is a recipe for great wine. This wine is aged in french oak barrels for 12 months, gathering notes of spiced cooked black fruits, vanilla and coffee. In the mouth it is full of cooked blackberry. The tannins present give it good structure. When I need a fruity blackberry fix I reach for this, which for the price is a steal.
75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet sauvignon
AOC Blaye Cotes de bordeaux
This family really know how to make wine, and continue to win awards for their skills. Chateau Haut Canteloup Rouge Prestige 2013, is a very ruby red, bordering on purple. The nose is an intense bouquet of red and black fruits. On the palate, superb ripe blackberries and blackcurrants plus very slightly roasted flavours from the 12 months in oak barrels. The tannins are velvety and smooth. Extremely delicious drank with a good steak! Can keep for 5-10 years.
90% Merlot, 10% cabernet sauvignon
Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux
LOW STOCK - This fabulous wine from Chateau La Croix-Davids has a beautifully dark, deep ruby colour. It has a delightful warm, complex, and rich aroma with intense notes of ripe dark fruits (plum, blackberry, black cherry), and is characterised by subtle and elegant woody notes. In the mouth, it is full and lingering, with an abundance of plum flavour and exhibiting velvety melted tannins. As it opens up, you start to discover new flavours of coffee, vanilla, tobacco, and the plum becomes more intense – it just gets better and better. A truly elegant wine. Enjoy with game, red meats or cheese.
90% merlot noir, 10% cabernet sauvignon
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 Les Pierreres Blaye 2012 has spent 15 months in oak barrels. The nose has rich and warm notes of plum and black cherries. In the mouth it is full and rich, with blackcurrant, toasted notes, subtle coffee flavours and soft smooth tannins A really great wine from the Chateau Haut Canteloup family, that can be enjoyed with all red meats and cheeses.
90% merlot, 10% malbec
Château Martinat is a small family estate, and their Côtes De Bourg 2012 is created from 40 year old vines, spending 14 months in oak barrels. It has a beautiful dark and deep colour, with floral aromas of liquorice, toasted red and black fruits, and a subtle hint of oak. In the mouth it has an opulent texture, with ripe and silky tannins, woody notes which subtly blend into an elegant and powerful wine, with a slightly spicy finish. Perfect with red meat, game and cheese. Decant an hour before drinking and keep for up to 10 years.
60% merlot, 20% cabernet sauvignon, 20% malbec
AOC Cotes de Bourg
Domaine Cazulet Rouge 2014 is a blend of cabernet sauvignon and malbec, which brings freshness and tannic structure. Slightly peppery on the nose, with the merlot making it fruity and velvety. It is slightly mineral which is due to the clay limestone present in the ground (their vines sit on an area known as 'the rock'). It is fresh, fruity, medium bodied with great structure, and it's organic. All in all a well rounded and balanced elegant wine.THIS WINE WILL BE BACK IN STOCK SPRING 2017
50% Cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 10% malbec
Chateau Des Tourtes Red Wine Bag in Box – 5L (BIB) Wine bag in box are becoming more popular, with good wineries making the decision to provide these as they are better for the environment and more cost effective than bottles. One of our favourite vineyards Chateau Des Tourtes produce excellent quality wines, and their classique range are now available in 5 litre boxes (or BIB as they are also known), each box holding just over 6 and half bottles of wine. They are perfect for parties and very cost effective without losing the quality of the wine. The packaging keeps air out, meaning the wine can last longer, therefore if you only fancy only 1 or 2 glasses, you can do so without worrying the rest might spoil. Or for dinner parties you can just decant!
Merlot, cabernet sauvignon
AOC Blaye cotes de Bordeaux