The Claret Case - 6bt
A case of fabulous Bordeaux reds show casing three iconic appellations; Saint-Estephe, Saint-Julien and St Emilion. These are outstanding wines, offer great value and are ready to drink now or put in the cellar for a few years.
• Chateau de Come 2015, Saint-Estephe, Bordeaux, France
With vines dating back to 1840, Château de Côme was established by the family of the same name in Saint-Estèphe. The estate was classified as a Cru Bourgeois Supérieur in 1886. In 1997, Château de Côme was acquired by Baron Maurice Velge. Under the guidance of Baron Velge and winemaker Jose Bueno, previously of Château Mouton Rothschild, the estate produces elegant and structured Saint-Estephe wines that whilst very approachable now will cellar well.
• Chateau Trianon 2015, St Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France
A full bodied and powerful red with an aromatic nose that offers ripe blackberries, blueberries, plum backed by liquorice and chocolate notes. The rich, flavourful palate is well structured with round and ripe tannins, freshness and a long finish. A splendid bottle of St Emilion Grand Cru. This is an estate to watch out for that is now under the leadership of Dominique Hébrard, former co-owner of Château Cheval Blanc.
• Chateau Moulin de la Rose 2012, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France
A small enclave among the classified growths of Saint-Julien With just 5 hectares of vines surrounded by grands crus classés, Château Moulin de la Rose is nicknamed the "Lilliputian of Saint-Julien". The estate has some of the best gravelly soil in Saint-Julien. The blend of grape varieties (65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot), produces a generous, tannic wine that maintains all the smoothness and finesse of the great wines of Saint- Julien.