Crafted by superstar winemaker Stéphane Derenoncourt, this Right Bank claret was awarded an impressive 92-93 Points by James Suckling. Lavishly raised in finest oak, this top vintage Blaye offers lush plum and damson fruit with notes of tobacco.
It means reserving the latest vintage before it is bottled. By paying an instalment 'up front', you reserve wine while it is still in the barrel, before the wines are shipped to the UK up to 18 months after being reserved, depending on the region.
The advantages of ‘En Primeur’ buying
Demand for fine wines is always high as there simply isn’t enough to go around. En Primeur guarantees you an allocation of the finest wines – providing you are quick!
How does payment work?
Now you need only pay the ‘cellar door’ price. Prior to delivery, we will invoice you for the second instalment (duty – around £2.23 a bottle at today’s prices) plus VAT on the total. Delivery (currently £7.99) is also applicable, unless you are a member of Unlimited. Alternatively, you can keep your case stored In Bond or Duty Paid in our state of the art temperature- and humidity-controlled customer storage facility (currently £12.60 per case per year).
After placing your order we will sent you a Reservation Certificate to your billing address. If the wines you have chosen are sold out we’ll contact you to advise which are still available.
Blaye, on the Right Bank of the Gironde, offers outstanding claret at affordable prices. This is thanks to a growing number of producers determined to match the standards of Saint Emilion and the Médoc. Les Grands Maréchaux has been on top form since the owners took control 9 years ago. Winemaker Stéphane Derenoncourt, who has worked at many of the most famous Saint Emilion estates, including La Mondotte, Canon La Gaffelière and Pavie Macquin, matured the majority of the wine in new oak, as there is more than enough richness in the fruit to balance. A fine petit château claret from a brilliant vintage, described as "another great year for Bordeaux" (James Suckling), "excellent" (Neal Martin), producing "stunning wines" (Jancis Robinson).
"Blackberry, blueberry. Full and dense with plenty of fruit and a solid finish with dark chocolate"
James Suckling 92-93 points
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