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 wonderfully pure nose of rich cassis, with cigar box and cedar notes. Tight, finely grained and perfectly focused, this is a wonderful Ducru, imbued with energy, freshness and with jaw-dropping depth. The finish is majestic, soaring into the distance with both a booming bass and a pitch-perfect soprano. Drink 2019-2030+. 85CS:15M 18.5more
Bottle 75cl £236.68
Bottle 75cl £962.68
The exotic, nearly over the top 2003 exhibits a southern Rhone-like characteristic of kirsch liqueur intermixed with raspberries and flowers. Sweet fruit, high levels of glycerin (the alcohol is less than 13.5%), and high but silky tannins have resulted in a broad, expansive, terrific example of Lafleur that should be at its finest between 2008-2025. Along with Petrus, this stunning,...more
Bottle 75cl £522.68
Deep, youthful colour - elegant cedary, black fruit nose. Lovely racy texture in the mouth with lifted bramble fruits and grainy tannic structure. Cabernet Franc element gives lively red and black coulis fruit melée overlaid with the mineral and cedary terroir notes. Beautiful texture and pedigree - 2001 is a very underated and highly expressive vintagemore
Bottle 75cl £281.68