Vintage Claret 2018
Bordeaux 2018 was not only a great vintage but the wines I have tasted in the last months are showing beautifully already - especially our 2018 Vintage Claret. How it encapsulates the modern definition of a really good vintage: when wines are consummately drinkable after only a year in bottle while promising much graceful ageing. Indeed this is absolutely the case for those merlot-dominant reds from the Right Bank.
Our 2018 Vintage Claret, selected and blended for us by my good friend Jonathan Maltus whose top wine Le Dôme regularly scores 100/100 from the critics. It would undoubtedly be our house claret if only we could get enough of it. However, he only makes our Vintage Claret in the very best years from grapes sourced from Saint-Émilion and its neighbouring appellations. Hence no 2017 cuvée.
Jonathan has just opened his new Le Dôme winery in Saint-Émilion designed by Norman Foster - a spectacular testament to his wine making skills that will be a forever Saint-Émilion landmark.
- Esme Johnstone, Co-Founder of FromVineyardsDirect
Vintage Claret - always fantastic and outstanding VFM.