This is boutique Bordeaux at its best …
The Bourlon family have been sharing their wines with us for years – in fact, theirs was the first Bordeaux Tony Laithwaite ever sold back in the early 1970s. That’s how you get exclusive access to this stunning 2012 release, sporting gold from the 2015 Les Vinalies Internationales in Paris and from renowned French wine guide, Gilbert & Gaillard.
Tucked away in the sought-after Saint-Emilion satellite village of Puisseguin, the Bourlon family’s estates are hailed as “top châteaux” in the region by wine writing legend, Hugh Johnson. And that world-class quality has really soared in recent years, thanks to the Bourlon family’s collaboration with renowned consultant, Michel Rolland.
Here’s our man in Bordeaux, Jean-Marc Sauboua, on what you can expect in your glass: “Ah, this wine's trademark flavor intensity is dialed up a bit in the 2012! It is very ripe and silky, with butter-soft tannins. The tobacco and toasty notes you’ll pick up are in perfect harmony with the intense, plummy character of the Merlot. Enjoy it now or put it down for a few years – it has great potential for aging.”
Limited cases available – order soon to avoid missing out.
Missa Capozzo, Boston Wine School Educator, WSET3, FWS
The 2012 Vieux Chateau Guibeau Puisseguin Saint-Emilion expresses flavors of plum, red berries, cherry and enjoyable tartness. Quite dry on the palate with good acidity and balanced tannins. This is a great food wine that will benefit from 30-60 minutes of decanting prior to serving, and will shine with hearty dishes.