Château Tour Saint-Bonnet, Cru Bourgeois Médoc 2015
Château Tour Saint Bonnet is a highly rated Cru Bourgeois from the Northern Médoc and one whose 2015 is not just an exceptional vintage, but also fully mature.
But how we can offer a claret of this age and quality at such a low price?
Because of a rather tragic story, in fact. The château was owned by the same family for four generations, who, about five years ago decided to increase their prices by around 50%, given a continuing improvement in the quality of their wines. This was when a 10% or 15% wouldve been a sustainable increase. However, not one that was up to 50% more than their customers were used to paying. As a result, they lost of a majority of their customers and, sadly, went into administration on 1st November.
I was in Bordeaux in early October as the rumours were starting and tasted the 2015 vintage - it was good, in fact very good, and we were able to buy a decent sized parcel at a knockdown price just in time.
- Esme Johnstone, Co-Founder of FromVineyardsDirect