Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Aroma: Subtle aromas of ripened blackberries with a touch of warm green pepper.
Body & Taste: This wine is dominated by fruit, of a great complexity. A nice ruby colour. Well balanced. Very subtle with structured tannins.
Suggested Food Pairing: Goes well with red meats, roasts and aged cheese.
Aroma: Floral notes followed by subtle notes of oak and fresh fruit.
Body & Taste: Good structure on the palate. This wine is tangy, well-balanced and shows the lovely fullness one expects from a Premier Cru. A combination of linden blossom and almond give way to a long, rounded finish.
Suggested Food Pairing: Try it with dill-marinated salmon served with a warm leek and balsamic vinegar flan for the contrast of flavors. Grilled chicken, with crispy skin and moist meat is a good counterpoint to the oaky finish of this defined wine.
Chateau Latour Martillac 2007, Pessac Leognan-Bordeaux, France
Ripe and full, with the charcoal black fruit of very ripe plums, and dark chocolate. A hedonistic wine, with a good backbone. Complex, interesting and reflective of its terroir.
Christian Moreau Chablis 2013, Burgundy, France
The 2013 Chablis has an engaging mineral-laced nose. The palate is vibrant with crisp citrus fruit, very fine acidity and a sense of symmetry on the finish that should see it age with style.