Everyday Wine's first Bordeaux! Here we have sourced cellared Bordeaux with plenty of age that's ready to drink!
This is a typically earthy Saint-Estephe displaying primary notes of beetroot, mulberry and stewed plum with secondary aromas of leather and tobacco. Plenty of grippy tannin. The blend is quite unusual with a high proportion of Cabernet Franc (about 25%) giving compelling fragrance to the wines. As well as meaty dishes this would go well with a variety of cheeses!
Bernard and Francois Estager’s property is situated on the highest point in Saint-Estèphe next to Château Haut- Marbuzet and Tour de Pez. The terroir is typically limestone-clay. A very hands-on approach in the vineyard includes green harvesting, leaf and bunch thinning to allow better circulation of air and manual harvest parcel by parcel when the grapes have reached maturity. The vinification in cement tanks is traditional with a long maceration and daily pumping over; thereafter the wine is aged in barriques for twelve to eighteen months.