Le Grand Chai Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2014

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St. Émilion Grand Cru
Merlot-based blend

At our historic Bordeaux winemaking HQ, Le Chai au Quai, we expertly mature special cuvées under the Le Grand Chai label. Given the 5-Star treatment by our own passionate winemaker, this is superb Grand Cru Saint Emilion from a fruit forward vintage.

Bordelais winemakers are a close knit group and to be part of their inner circle you really have to be one yourself. Fortunately, our winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua is Bordelais born and bred and trained at First Growth Château Haut-Brion. It was he who discovered a tremendous cuvée of claret at Château Mangot – a Grand Cru property owned by generations of the Todeschini family. They also have Château La Brande in Castillon, close to Le Chai, hence our connection. South facing limestone slopes, low yields and great dedication to detail produce outstanding quality. From that propitious start JMS picks his favorite vat each year. Over 12 months in premium, part new oak has lent a luscious layer of vanilla. Decant and serve with lamb or beef.