Château Le Lion d’Or is a charming, juicy, well structured claret that over delivers on flavour and yet is agreeably modest in price. It is made from 100% Merlot from older vines in the commune of Marcillac.
Blaye is a much older wine producing region than the more renowned Médoc, dating back to Roman times
The tourist route from Bourg to Blaye is one of the most charming in the region
Blaye is an inside tip for immensely satisfying, fruit-forward reds that are best drunk within their first five to six years of life
Tasting note: Beautifully fresh, soft red fruit balanced by seamlessly integrated, savoury tannins, with a nice hint of spice on the finish. Fantastic, everyday claret.
Averys began in 1793 and over the years, the family has built its reputation as one of the UK's most pioneering wine merchants. Today, it is 5th generation Mimi Avery introducing a new generation of wine lovers to Averys. At the heart of what we do - and have done for over 220 years - is share our passion for wine. We love discovering wines with a story to tell – whether for everyday drinking or fine wines for the cellar. So, if you're looking for 'real' wines, full of character and flavour, then welcome to Averys.