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The Gift of Bordeaux in 6-Pack Wood Box or Magnum

Mixed 6-pack of Top-Quality Bordeaux in Wood Box $275

Stop by this Saturday to sample a few exceptional wines from the Bordeaux region of France — packed in attractive wood six pack boxes. This makes a perfect gift for the wine lover in your life (even if that wine lover is you).

Includes 2 Each:
Château Marquis de Terme (Margaux 2012) Red
Château Carbonnieux (Pessac-Léognan 2012) Red
Château Carbonnieux (Pessac-Léognan 2014) White
Château Marquis de Terme (Margaux 2012) Red

Once part of the vast, 17th Century Rauzan estate of Margaux, the classified “Fourth Growth” estate of Marquis de Terme consists of gravel, sand, limestone and clay “Left Bank” soils planted with a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. The estate has been undergoing modernization for the past few decades and a switch to organic farming techniques. Today the estate is producing the best wines in their long history. The wines are vinified in stainless steel vats and then aged in a combination 50% new French oak barrels and a small amount of 600 liter, Nomblot, concrete, egg shaped vats for up to 18 months. Marquis de Terme is a choice example of the classic perfumed fragrance and blackcurrant fruit of Margaux.

Château Carbonnieux

One of the oldest estates in the entire Bordeaux wine region with a history dating back to the 12th century, Château Carbonnieux has 220 acres of vineyards in the gravel, sand and clay soils of Pessac-Léognan. They are one of the few Bordeaux estates to produce close to equal amounts of red and white Bordeaux wine. This is prime real estate, as illustrated by Ctheir neighbors Château Smith Haut Lafitte and Château Haut-Bailly. The estate has recently added new, temperature controlled, stainless steel vats to allow vinification on a parcel by parcel basis. Today, Château Carbonnieux is considered one of the top estates in Bordeaux.

Château Carbonnieux (Pessac-Léognan 2012) Red

Château Carbonnieux red is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot that spent 16-18 months in barrels (35% new oak). A heady and complex nose of black currant, cherry, mocha and cedar precedes a rich and full-bodied sip of generous, concentrated fruit. The copious but integrated structure provides excellent balance on the finish and the promise of further development in a proper cellar over the next 15 years.

Château Carbonnieux (Pessac-Léognan 2014) White

A blend of 75% Sauvignon, 25% Semillon that was barrel-fermented in 25% new French oak and then aged another 10 months in the barrel. Scents of apple blossom and lemon curd precede a crisp and elegant palate with a focused, stony finish. Break out a few bottles this holiday season to pair with dishes like lobster ravioli or pan-fried scallops with beurre blanc and throw a handful in the cellar for future drinking.


En Magnum

If one or two double-sized magnum bottles of Bordeaux make more sense as a gift for your wine loving friend or your cellar, we have a large selection of 2012 Bordeaux to choose from. Prices range from $160 to $290 for some of the top producers of the region, including: Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé Château Troplong Mondot, Second-Growth Saint-Julien Château Léoville-Barton, and Third-Growth Margaux Château d’Issan, among many more.

 

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Posted on 2016.12.14 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips

 

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