“The wines have a lot of ‘wow’ factor when you taste them.”
That’s critic James Suckling on Bordeaux’s historic 2015 vintage. It’s a year that’s set enthusiasts and collectors scrambling to scoop up the best values – lucky for you, we’ve already done the leg work.
Enter: Alain Labat. This sought-after winemaker crafts seriously elegant Bordeaux Supérieur at his quality-focused, 15th-century estate, Château La Haille, near the village of Pujol. In 2015, he blended Merlot (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) from his prime-sited, sloping vineyards and released the wine to gold medal acclaim from the highly competitive Concours Général Agricole de Paris, France’s most prestigious show.
In the glass, this classy red overflows with vibrant red fruit, earthy spice, and subtle floral notes. With velvety tannins and a smooth, harmonious finish, it’s an ideal match for hearty meats or firm, aged cheeses.