A new Collection of two dry whites and four delicious reds from Bauduc and beyond. Every bottle was packed and the case signed on the outside (for fun) by yours truly (Gavin Quinney). 56 cases only.
This 6-bottle case contains;
1 bottle Ch Bauduc Sauvignon Blanc 2020
1 bottle Ch Bauduc Les Trois Hectares blanc 2020
1 bottle Ch Bauduc Les Trois Hectares rouge 2018
1 bottle Ch La Cardonne 2010, Médoc
1 bottle Ch de la Riviere 2015, Fronsac
1 bottle Second de la Fleur 2016, St-Émilion Grand Cru
Volume discounts off total order
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See our nifty 'best to drink' graphic on the back labels.
Sauvignon Blanc 2020. "This exceptionally zingy Sauvignon Blanc wine from Bordeaux… is one of our special selections" - Rick Stein. The house white at Gordon Ramsay's three Michelin star restaurant in London.
The back label: "2020 was a fine, early vintage and we harvested our Sauvignon Blanc in late August and early September. This versatile dry white has been the house wine at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and a special selection for Rick Stein for nearly two decades." 13% vol.
Les Trois Hectares blanc 2020. 'Inexpensive white Bordeaux that over-delivers handsomely for the price' is how a Master of Wine described Les Trois Hectares. We agree.
The back label: "Les Trois Hectares is a single block of old Sémillon vines (about 80%) and Sauvignon Blanc that were planted in 1947, with an early harvest in 2020 on 7 September. It's an aromatic dry white that works well with good food or simply on its own." 13% vol.
Les Trois Hectares rouge 2018. A powerful yet smooth red, this is deeper and richer than our classic Bordeaux. One of the best LTH yet, the 2018 is already drinking well.
The back label: "A special cuvée, this blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon was made from two parcels of vines in a single block, and aged in small French oak barrels. A full bodied wine, it's ripe enough to drink young or keep it for years. Best decanted." 14% alc.
Château La Cardonne 2010, Médoc. It's pretty rare to find a quality 2010 claret at this price - including VAT and UK duty - from a Cru Bourgeois Supérieur. The blend is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and this structured, classic Médoc needs decanting to open up - like many wines from this excellent vintage which demands patience. Medium bodied, with savoury, tobacco leaf and cedar character, and a good match for lamb, beef and game. 13.5% vol.
Château de La Rivière 2015, Fronsac. A rich and sumptuous red from one of the most imposing châteaux on Bordeaux's right bank, overlooking the Dordogne river. 2015 was a terrific vintage here and this is a blend of 84% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Malbec. Xavier Buffo, the MD, was once a vineyard consultant for us in the early days of our time at Bauduc and it's no surprise he's making such good wines from an undervalued appellation. 40% of this wine was aged in new French oak barrels, 60% in one-year old oak. 14.5% vol.
Second de la Fleur 2016, Saint-Émilion. This is a more than drinkable offering from a well-run Saint-Émilion estate, and what's more it's from the excellent 2016 vintage. A silky, polished Merlot with a dash of Cabernet Franc, it's actually quite a powerful wine but it slips down all too easily. Limited stock, sadly - just 480 bottles for the UK. The dastardly Swiss clocked all the rest, where it has now all sold out. 15% vol.