One of the vintage's most compelling wines (what's new about that?), Alain Vauthier's beloved 2004 Ausone has closed down considerably since I tasted it out of barrel, but it remains among the most concentrated wines of the vintage. Furthermore, along with Petrus, it will probably be the..
Lussac-Saint-Émilion is a AOC located on the right bank of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers in Bordeaux. It's commonly grouped in with so-called satellites of Saint-Émilion. Lussac is planted to four of the five Bordeaux varietals, with Petit Verdot being the odd one out. Merlot is the dominant varie..
An exceptional old vine blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc from St Emilion Grand Cru next to a very favourable, fast draining and well-exposed site. Beautifully rich and full with good black cherry fruit, cassis and chocolate flavours. Excelling structure and very much ready to drink now. Th..
Château Valandraud have consistently impressed critics due to their high quality, and due to their relatively short supply, they are almost always in high demand. You can find lots of French earthiness in this wine which still shows very good fruit. From one of the exceptional vintag..