Here’s a claret that proves that when you visit the less fanfared châteaux, there’s incredible value to be found. This star-buy red from Château Saint-Paulin is a fruit-forward, easy-going treat that’s ready to drink now – all plush, juicy, dark red fruits.
Château Saint-Paulin is made by the Auduteau family, who began making wines on the property in 1730. Today it’s 6th generation Jacqueline Auduteau and her son, Thierry who manage the estate
The family wait until the last moment to harvest grapes, which ensures maximum ripeness of fruit and heady, jump-from-the-glass aromas
The wine is made unoaked, which allows for all the vibrant fruit richness to shine through
Tasting note:Made predominantly from plummy Merlot (70%), this has an abundance of approachable, ripe damson fruit flavour. A touch of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc adds layers of darker fruits and aromatic intensity. Incredibly soft and easy-drinking.