Bordeaux is in the midst of a golden age. First there was the historic 2005 vintage. Then 2009 – for many the best vintage ever produced. Then along came 2010 – a year that has set new records for richness ... and has critics and collectors around the world very excited.
But if you haven’t had the chance to taste one of these exceptional wines, here’s your perfect first example from Le Chai au Quai, a 19th century cellar in the heart of Bordeaux. Converted to a boutique workshop by Tony Laithwaite, this is where the talented (and Château Haut-Brion trained) Jean-Marc Sauboua put his skills to exceptional use, and using the ripest fruit from top vineyards across the region, he produced this rich, modern-style wine.
Jean-Marc’s take on Bordeaux 2010 is a beautiful, deep crimson color and offers up deep aromas of cigar box and red berries. The palate is redolent with seductive red currant and plum, and Jean Marc's trademark finesse. You might even pick up a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Perfect for your favorite cut of beef.