Château D'Aurilhac, Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc 2010

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Bordeaux

75cl bottle: £19.95 £18.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £239.40 £227.40

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This is a top notch Haut-Médoc from the fantastic 2010 vintage and at under £20 it is exceptional value for money. The wine is dark crimson in colour, ripe on the nose and has plenty of life left in it. This is one of the best terroirs of the commune of Saint-Seurin de Cadourne, where wine has been produced since the middle ages. Drink now over the next 5 years.

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Our Tasting Notes

Château d'Aurilhac 2010 shows a deep red color with garnet tints. The nose is expressive with ripe black fruits and licorice aromas and a hint of toasted and vanilla scents. The palate is full bodied, dense with silky tannins, it delivers plum and blackcurrant aromas and a delicate touch of oak on the finish.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Appellation: Haut-Médoc
Alcohol: 14%

About

Managed by Eric Nieuwaal, Châteaux d’Aurilhac and La Fagotte cover 21 hectares in the commune of Saint Seurin de Cadourne, where vines have been grown since the middle ages.

Situated in the very north of the Haut-Médoc appellation, amongst the vineyards that run from the drainage channel at the top of St Estèphe, to the waterway that marks the beginning of the Médoc – the Chenal de la Maréchale.

The vineyard was replanted in 1983 using rootstocks which were better adapted to the nature of the soil – clay, sand and gravel – in order to produce high quality wines with classic Bordeaux characteristics. The entire harvest is hand sorted before entering stainless-steel, temperature controlled vats. Generally, the wine is aged for about one year in oak barrels in order to make it slightly more rounded, before being bottle at the château.

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"Long-time readers know d’Aurilhac is one of my favorite under-the-radar Bordeaux in top vintages. This impressively made Medoc offers a lot of quality for its price." Robert Parker