It hails from the most famous Château in Pauillac, Bordeaux's most illustrious appellation and is made entirely from grapes from the Châteaus vineyards and by the same winemaking team as the Château label itself. It is a wine of sheer class which is not surprising considering its pedigree.
The predominant grape variety in this blend is Merlot with a smaller proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon to give it backbone and grip. As a result, the wine will be more than approachable when it is young and will drink well for a number of years. All this at 1/20th of the price of the Château label.
How does the wine taste?
Dark and bright ruby with flavours of crushed ripe fruit. Good concentration, with a hint of tobacco and that unique minerality we see from the best vineyards in Pauillac; and a long lingering finish. Pure class already, with more to come as it ages gently.
What do the critics think?
"Like a friend in tight embrace, the 2017 Pauillac is a wine to throw ones arms around and hug close. Again, Merlot is the key to its approachability. The fruit is rich, dark and intense and the nose is classic classy claret with hints of cedar and tobacco."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator Magazine