La Valinière Graves Blanc 2017, Graves
This Semillon dominated white has great complexity. The Sauvignon adds liveliness and fruit aromas of grapefruit and passion fruit, and an elegant freshness. Sémillon rounds out the wines with its power, roundness and a profile of white flowers, beeswax, acacia flowers and grilled fruit.
Vallon d’Arche 2016, Bordeaux
Vibrant, juicy Merlot dominated red with hints of toast, cedar, plum & black cherry.
Château Barrail de Brisson Grand Cru St Émilion 2015, St Émilion
100% Merlot. Small family-owned vineyard located in Vignonet, to the South of the Saint-Emilion Appellation and recently converted to organic farming. A lovely nose of red stone fruits (cherry, plum) which evolves towards more spicy aromas. Powerful palate with great complexity, elegance and roundness.
Château Begadan 2016, Médoc
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
The wine develops fine red and black fruit aromas. The palate is long and silky with dark fruits, toast and vanilla notes.
L’Emitage de Monleury 2017, Montagne-St.Émilion
65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Montagne St. Emilion is the best satellite region of St. Émilion. From Borie Manoux, proprietors of legendary estates such as Chateau Batailley. Medium bodied with soft plum, mulberry & subtle toast hints. Elegant.
La Fleur d’Or Sauternes 2015, Sauternes
“94/100. This is explosively rich, with almond cream, heather and honeysuckle aromas giving way to mouth-watering lime chiffon, papaya and dried persimmon notes. Long and expansive, with intense citrus pâte de fruit on the finish.” (Wine Spectator)