12 x half bottle 37.5cl
This is the equivalent of 6 x 75cl full bottles ('Case of 6' above) but actually it’s a case of 12 x 37.5cl half bottles. (We're working on changing the 'Case of 6' tab.)
Great for when not entertaining anyone but yourself, or for a glass and half each between two. It's pretty rare to find a quality 2010 claret at this price - including VAT, UK duty and delivery for a dozen bottles (or 24 halves) - and from a Cru Bourgeois Supérieur to boot. The bottles are best decanted for the wine to open up, we think. The halves are a little more 'mature' but personally I'd still decant this, without too much fuss.
The 2010 is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. 13.5% vol.
Andrew McInnes's strategy is a most unusual one for Bordeaux - to cellar his wines until they're ready to be enjoyed (Château Latour are now doing the same). And what a cellar: a vast cathedral-like space comprising hundreds of thousands of bottles at a perfect temperature underground. And that's after the time spent in barrel in equally sound conditions (there are three châteaux under one roof, including Ch Ramafort). The immaculate vineyards outside are at the highest point of the Médoc.
Do have a quick glance at the small selection of photos below.
- pics at the Chateau