Old Vine Merlot & Cabernet • 13%Vol • Bordeaux Superieur
A really impressive Bordeaux for the price, it’s use of old vines really shining through giving a subtle of fruit impossible to imitate.
From Yves and Alain Cailley at the famous Chateau Cailley, a productive vineyard since 1812. Now in it’s 8th generation and still family owned.
Says Alain Cailley - “I like to produce wines with good fruit, neither ‘jammy’ nor ‘bodybuilders’, but wines for pleasure, elegant, with supple, soft tannins that can at the same time be drunk young and can also age well. In order to achieve this, the vines have to be treated with a lot of care and attention. The different tasks in the vineyard are carried out manually and the soil has to be carefully ploughed. The vinification also has to be carried out with utmost care, harmonising the terroir, grape variety and vintage. The blending and ageing of the wines enable us to produce a wine range of luscious, fruity and delicate wines as well as more complex wines, with a hint of oak, aged in ½ muid (French oak casks) for 12 months.”
We’re serving the 2013 with one of our Autumn classics, the Venison, Pumpkin, Poached Williams Pear and Celeriac with Truffle on the A La Carte Menu.
We’ve also noticed it’s on the wine lists at such esteemed establishments as Chiswell Street Dining Rooms in The City, The Botanist in Sloane Square and Le Boudin Blanc in Mayfair. So obviously we’re not the only ones who love it!
A great price at £13.16 per bottle. And don’t forget delivery is free with orders over £300.