Château Brochon-Plaisance 2014

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Haut-Medoc AOC Cru Bourgeois
Cabernet Based Blend

This fine ‘Cru Bourgeois’ – a mark of exceptional quality awarded annually – hails from Bordeaux’s Haut-Médoc district and comes with quite the winemaker pedigree.

The Tereygeol family, who bought Château Brochon-Plaisance back in 1959, enlisted the talents of Eric Boissenot to bring quality at their estate to the next level. (Eric and his father, Jacques, consult for many of the top Crus Classés and have been called “Bordeaux’s secret ingredient” by Master of Wine, Jancis Robinson.)

This exclusive taste of Eric’s handiwork is an equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, grown on 30-to-60-year-old vines in Tereygeol’s prime-sited, 7-hectare vineyard – which borders the fabled district of Saint-Estèphe. A year in French oak barrels gives toasty cigar box notes to the ripe, dark-fruit core.

Made in very small batches (and all the better for it), this is classic Bordeaux and is made for enjoying with a meal – we suggest a hearty beef stew or filet. Do get your orders placed soon to avoid missing out.