The Bordeaux blend has been copied with considerable success in many other wine regions, the ultimate compliment. The Left Bank of the Gironde River boasts the great Chateaux of the Medoc and Graves, whilst on the Right Bank, Saint Emilion (arguably the most beautiful commune) and Pomerol. Bordeaux is synonymous with the finest quality, predominantly in red wines though great dry whites are made in the Pessac Leognan, and most wine lovers will strive to taste the sweet white wines of Chateau Yquem and its neighbouring Chateau in Sauternes and Barsac.
Owned and run by the Lafon family since 1903, Chateau Tour St Bonnet is spread across 40 hectares with an average vine age of 35 years old. The estate is known for producing elegant and intense wines with dark fruit driven flavours. The 2006 is no exception, aged for around 18 months in oak foudres which gives a more subtle flavour than the commonly used barriques, there are notes of dried plum and pencil shavings on the nose with dominant dark fruits on the palate - theres a definite savoury note here. This is a great wine to serve alongside a meal, try it with a roast beef dinner.
In the quest for excellence and recognition, Philippe Riviere called upon wine consultant Stephane Derenoncourt to help him create and achieve a prestige cuvee of Clos des Menuts... The result with the first vintage in 2007; Lexcellence Clos des Menuts. Lexcellence Clos des Menuts is the result of the perfect blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2009 Lexcellence Clos d…
temperature of 12 °C
This is a round and powerful wine for aging, with subtle tannins. A beautiful garnet red colour and intense, fruit of a well-controlled extraction. Nose of candied red fruit, vanilla and spicy notes. After aeration, notes of blackcurrant and cooked red berries, combining power and suppleness, emerge. These impressions are confirmed in the mouth. Supple and round, the palate is well balanced and structured by firm and persistent tannins on the finish supported by elegant woody and spicy notes.