Perhaps it’s the château’s location near St-Emilion that makes this claret so special. Or the know-how of owner Bruno Dellac. Or the quality of another great vintage. What’s beyond doubt is the wine’s sheer class, earthy richness and ripe fruit.
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Ripe, rounded, velvety red fruits with good depth and length. Firm
Pretty redcurrant and floral notes with a hint of cigar box
Bruno Dellac’s wines are no stranger to Gold medals, winning them for most vintages since 2010. His family estate lies in Castillon, on the Right Bank, near Saint Emilion and the Côtes de Francs. Vines planted 30 years ago are now producing grapes of superb intensity, especially thanks to the cool calcaire soils (the same as you’ll find in much of Saint Emilion). Good drainage really makes vines struggle to find nutrients and the result is more mineral complexity and flavour in the Merlot rich wine. And such is Bruno’s dedication to perfection that since 2010 he has turned over his vineyards to organic viticulture, now with certification. Silky red fruit with structure and freshness – open early to let it open out; serve with roast meats.
"This year Bruno Dellac's estate has been certified fully organic and the wines are as lovely as ever"
Jean-Marc Sauboua Buyer for Bordeaux
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