Château Ramafort, Cru Bourgeois, Médoc, Bordeaux 2010
Château Ramafort 2010 is perhaps our bargain of the year. The Bordelais are raving about the recently released 2010 from this incredible property just round the corner from Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe, with its association with arguably the most impressive of all Pauillac. We managed to secure a healthy, exclusive UK allocation when it was released. The château, which previously belonged to Château Lafite, is on the highest plateau in the Médoc, just north of Saint-Estèphe.
How does the wine taste?
A blend of 50% merlot and 50% cabernet sauvignon. Dense deep red colour with a nose that is full of smooth, rich red berries and black fruit - cherry, blueberry and blackberries. The palate is wonderful with a full body and weight to it, while incorporating gorgeous softened tannins after time in bottle. The style is clean with structure and a classic Médoc feel. There are very subtle chocolate and toasty toffee notes from the oak along with a gorgeous lengthy finish. A terrific high-quality claret at a great price.
What do the critics say?
"A corking Cru Bourgeois Médoc from a 10/10 vintage".
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator