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.
Baron Carl is one of the five Barons et Baronnes de Rothschild who have been honoured by the Baron Philippe de Rothschild company in this range of labels. Baron Carls wine represents Saint-Emilion with a blend measuring 82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and matured in oak. After several years in the bottle, this wine offers a mature drinking experience at a brilliant price!
It is a truly unique opportunity to taste an ancient and historic vintage, such as this one! The 1940 grape harvest took place very soon after the German occupation of France began and as a result, production was severely reduced despite a good year for wines in Bordeaux. Enjoy this rare bottling, but take a moment to reflect on those who took great effort to make it.