Bordeaux blend, Drinking
A solid and rich wine with blackberry and blueberry character. Medium-to full-bodied and firm and silky-textured. Tiny production. Only 10% of what’s usually made.
91-92 Points, James Suckling
There is only 10% of the normal production this year, from the best clay and limestone soils in Fronsac that they can find. Unusually, this is 100% Merlot this year—all the Cabernet Franc vines were lost to frost. Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Guinaudeau G Acte 9 gives up kirsch, red currant jelly, roses and fresh blackberries with a touch of garrigue. The palate is medium-bodied, vibrant, bright and fresh with very soft tannins and a lift on the finish.
90-92 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate
The 2017 Acte 9, which was picked on 21 September, has a linear, conservative bouquet with black fruit mixed with red plum, briary, wild hedgerow and sous-bois notes, just a...
Bottle 75cl £36.28
"The pure Garnacha 2019 Vèrtebra de la Figuera comes from 40- to 80-year-old organically farmed vines in the village of La Figuera at 600 meters in altitude, where the soils are composed of alternate layers of red clay and gypsum. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete, where it matured for six months before bottling. This is quite similar in...more
Bottle 75cl £36.32