La Barrique de Bordeaux 2014

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Bordeaux AOC
Merlot Based Blend

What do you get when you marry some of Bordeaux’s most sought-after regions in a single bottle? This unique creation from the talented (and very connected) Jean-Marc Sauboua. From his list of local contacts, he procured small amounts of Pauillac (grown next door to First Growths Château Latour and Château Mouton Rothschild), Margaux, Pomerol and Saint-Emilion (from a Grand Cru estate), and brought them back to his cellar, Le Chai au Quai – that’s where the magic really happened.

Jean-Marc, who learned the winemaking ropes at famed First Growth, Château Haut Brion, expertly combined these precious parcels – 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc – and then gave the lot a year’s rest in fine French oak. Et voilà! The result is this harmonious, ultra-rare blend.

The judges at the Decanter World Wine Awards gave the previous release a nod and, thanks to the excellent 2014 vintage (which Wine Enthusiast praises for its “wonderfully structured and fresh red wines”), we’re expecting more great things.

A wine this rare isn’t a “big-batch” job – Jean-Marc only made a very small amount. To avoid missing out, we highly recommend you get your order in soon!

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    Bordeaux is consistently nice

    Posted by Marlena Stallworth on 13th May 2020

    Bordeaux is consistently nice