This case contains:
2 bottles of Saint Julien 2006:
‘Saint Julien’ is a Declassified Bordeaux from top a flight, prestigious Left Bank Grand Cru Classe Chateau. Anonymously made (we must keep the secret!) and truly superb; this Claret has the same pedigree and provenance of the chateau’s Grand Vin but is a fraction of the price. Sophisticated, smooth and brooding, ‘Saint Julien’ has exceptional structure. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the blend and brings flavours of black cherry to the fore; followed by cassis and blackberry with smoky hints of dark chocolate, forest floor and spice. Undertones of tobacco and toast. The finish is elegant and long. Cellaring potential 12 years.
Food pairing: An insider’s choice, ‘Saint Julien 2006 ‘ is a classic wine made to an exceptionally high standard. It bears the coat of arms of Saint Julien on its label. It pairs beautifully with beef and steak including chateaubriand, beef wellington and rich casseroles such as daube of beef or oxtail. It also pairs exceptionally well with venison, pigeon and duck; truffles, hard cheeses, liver and kidneys.
2 bottles of Chateau Sainte Helene 2004, Sauternes:
The impressive Second Wine of Sauternes and Barsac Grand Cru Classe, Second Growth Chateau de Malle. The Counts de Bournazel have owned historic de Malle for over 400 years and this Sauternes is supremely good. Superbly crafted with fine flavours of honeysuckle, orange peel and apricot with undertones of cinnamon and almonds. Beautifully balanced with good acidity and freshess. Full of finesse. Wonderful ageing potential.
Food pairing: Traditionally Sauternes are paired with desserts, crystallised fruits and chocolate but Château Sainte Hélène can accompany fish such as monk fish, prawns, scallops and sea bass as well as Roquefort cheese. Chicken is very often served with Sauternes and creamy sauces made with ginger, honey and spices bring out the fragrance of the wine.
2 bottles of Chateau Soussans 2011, Margaux :
Selected as a beautiful example of the Clarets of Margaux, Chateau Soussans is the Second Wine of Chateau Deyrem Valentine owned by the Sorge family. Nestled between two top Grand Cru Classés: Chateaux Lascombes and Brane Cantenac, this estate dates back to 1730. Supple and seductive, Soussans has luscious flavours of blackberry liqueur, blueberry and mulberry. Notes of truffle, graphite and violets. Plush, perfumed and lively. Cellaring potential 15 years.
Food pairing: Chateau Soussans is excellent with goose, duck and pork; feathered game such as pheasant and partridge. It’s also very good with roast beef and lamb, cassoulet and cheese souffle..