A country like no other is synonymous with fine wine. France is a dazzling collection of terroirs, styles and price points. Too many to mention, France is home to some of the most recognisable and loved wine regions in the world. Having defined and helped shape some of the finest wine regions in the world, it is undeniable that France’s influence extends far beyond its regional boundaries. While classic regions like Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne, amongst others, continue to be the standard-bearer of fine wine production, the country is also rediscovering some of its lesser-known regions. The recent success of Provence, the Loire or the South West, testifies to the diversity, richness and heritage of winemaking in France.
A concentrated but restrained nose with subtle red cherry and ethereal smoky, floral notes, leads to a palate of ripe, concentrated smoky black and red cherries and juicy strawberry and raspberry fruit. The spicy palate is enhanced by lovely chewy tannins and a firm, powerful mineral length. Very impressive indeed. Drink from 2023.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £81.68
Beautiful, intense smoky red briar fruits, dried flowers and subtle oak spice on the nose lead to a palate which shows deliciously ripe red fruit swathed around a taut, smoky core. There is an ethereal beauty to the long perfumed finish of this wine. Delicious. Drink from 2020.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £82.28
Bottle 75cl £41.15
A charmer of a Pauillac, this is the softer, elegant expression of the appellation and shows what a gentle hand can achieve. Open, accessible, wild strawberry, cherry and red fruit coulis on the nose with floral notes and a fresh finish. Delicious wine. Drink from 2012. 16 pointsmore
Bottle 75cl £41.68