Château Ramafort Cru Bourgeois Médoc Bordeaux 2010
Château Ramafort 2010 was our top selling wine over the Christmas period – with good reason as it is one of the Médoc’s top Cru Bourgeois and in 2010 made a classic claret worthy of that great vintage. Our stock has come straight from their cellars where it has been gently maturing for more than ten years undisturbed. It has now reached its peak (with at least another 5-7 years ahead of it). You will find no claret in the UK at under £20 a bottle to match it in terms of quality and taste.
The château, which previously belonged to Château Lafite, is on the highest plateau in the Médoc, just north of Saint-Estèphe. Its credentials are impeccable.
We all love this claret and I am sure you will too. Please don’t leave it too long before ordering as this along with all good affordable clarets from the 2010 vintage are fast disappearing from the market.
- Esme Johnstone, Co-Founder of FromVineyardsDirect
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?
"Released only when deemed ready to drink, the 2010 Château Ramafort is in cracking form. The Cru Bourgeois estate, whose vineyards and 13th-century château lie on the highest plateau of the Médoc, just north of St Estèphe, once belonged to Château Lafite, and precision here is everything. A fifty/fifty blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the wines crammed with ripe briary fruit and is so soft in the mouth, so succulent and just so satisfying."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator Magazine