One of our success stories, both Chadeuil and Les Graves de Barrau are seriously good – both were created by Serge Musset and Dominique Hebrard (world famous for Chateaux Cheval Blanc & Bellefont Belcier). A great collaboration of a Bordeaux heavyweight partnering with a small Artisan chateau!
We discovered Chateau Toutigeac in 2012 and it is already making waves within the industry. This year we submitted it to the annual blind tasting event held by the Bordeaux Wine Council with Richard Bampfield MW, along with a panel from the Association of Wine Educators – and were delighted to see it picked out by the experts! Subsequently it has been much sought after and it is beginning to get the recognition it deserves as an excellent Claret.
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4 bottles of Chateau Chadeuil 2015, Gold Medal: Chadeuil has been well reviewed by the Telegraph and the Independent amongst others. Medium bodied, supple and smooth, Chadeuil has well balanced tannins and flavours of ripe blackberries, roasted coffee beans, spice and black cherry with a touch of vanilla. This is a classic Right Bank Claret that has been produced with good food in mind. Good on it’s own but really blossoms when drunk with rump steak, game, roast beef, stuffed aubergines/peppers and strong cheeses.
4 bottles of Chateau Les Graves de Barrau 2015, Gold Medal: Les Graves de Barrau has also received great reviews from the Telegraph and the Western Daily Press. Mellow and refined with good balance and structure Les Graves de Barrau has flavours of black cherry, ripe blackberry and liquorice with a touch of earthiness, pepper and vanilla. This is a traditional, classic Claret from the Cotes de Blaye on the Right Bank. To enjoy its potential, decant and let breathe for a good while whilst bringing up to room temperature. Graves de Barrau is excellent with sirloin steak, chilli con carne, spaghetti bolognese, roast lamb and meat based pasta.
4 bottles of Chateau Toutigeac 2015, Gold Medal: Well rounded and expressive this is a Left Bank style Claret with complex aromas and smooth tannins. It’s medium bodied, fruity and firm with excellent balance. It has classic flavours of cassis (blackcurrant liqueur); black cherry and rich raspberry with notes of mint, liquorice and green bell pepper – and a good finish with an undertone of redcurrant. Being medium bodied and well rounded Chateau Toutigeac is an enjoyable glass at any occasion but it does go very well with food. It’s maker recommends it with fowl; roast chicken, pheasant, duck, partridge and goose – as well as mature cheese. We’d add that it also marries beautifully with lamb, roast glazed ham and pork.