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Chateau L’Esperance Bordeaux Superieur 2009 – Bronze Medal

4.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

£8.99

Deep and delicious Bordeaux Superieur. Full bodied, rich and fruity. Remarkably soft and sensual in the mouth with smooth tannins. Beautiful flavours of black cherry, black currant and elderberry. Lovely notes of vanilla, pepper and a floral hint of violets. Well structured with a good long finish.

90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

13% abv. 75cl

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Ch L'EsperanceChateau L’Esperance lies in the little village of Saint Martin du Bois at the heart of the Bordeaux Superieur AOC on the Right Bank, north of Pomerol and Saint Emilion. This little estate has a small vineyard that sits on sandy clay soils and produces some lovely, award winning wines. The picturesque chateau is surrounded by tranquil countryside watered by two small rivers, the Saye and Detresse. Centuries ago grapes were transported though the vines here by ‘doulis’ (wooden bins) and the little doulis unloading dock still stands today.

Chateau L’Esperance (which translates as Chateau of Hope) was purchased in 2007 by the Taillan Group, to add to their ‘Vignobles de Terroirs’ collection. These are their flagship properties that display the very best qualities of each appellation represented. It’s an impressive collection and the dynastic families of Merlaut and Villiers behind the Taillan Group are owners of several prestigious Grand Cru Classe chateaux (2nd Growth Gruaud Larose, 2nd Growth Sauternes Broustet, 3rd Growth Ferriere and 5th Growth Haut Bages Liberal to name a few). L’Esperance’s wines benefit from the Taillan Group’s ‘know how’ and expertise.Ch L'Esperance Bordeaux Superieur

Hailed as one of the ‘Great Vintages’ of Bordeaux, 2009 is ripe and opulent. The L’Esperance 2009 is certainly seductive. As a Bordeaux Superieur it’s a step up from your normal Bordeaux. Being 90% Merlot it pairs beautifully with rich braised Chinese beef or duck, roast lamb, venison, liver, pigeon and kidneys. It’s also very good with mushroom risotto and dishes with creamy mushroom or pepper sauces.

Learn more about Bordeaux Superieurs on Nicks Blog:  Bordeaux’s Super Superieurs

Additional Information

Style

Full & Fruit Driven Reds

Wine Region

Bordeaux – Superieur

Grape Variety

Merlot Based Blend

Vintage

2009

Claret

Claret – Yes

Organic

Organic – No

Alcohol

13.00%

4 reviews for Chateau L’Esperance Bordeaux Superieur 2009 – Bronze Medal

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Absolutely gorgeous.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    One of the best Clarets I have tasted in ages. Excellent discovery. Deep, fruity, smooth, layered, fragranced – the list goes on and on. HIGHLY recommended. [NB Originally posted 30.10.15]

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    One of the nicest I’ve had from the BU range – I’m no connoisseur but Nick has done it again for me. Thank you

  4. 4 out of 5

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    We tried your Chateau Rioublanc 2010 and Chateau L’Esperance 2009 at our Wine Tasting – both drinking nicely. Prefer the tighter Rioublanc structure and keener flavours. The L’Esperance has a nice tannic rasp on the end!

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