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Le Vieux Château Guibeau 2018

Puisseguin Saint-Emilion AOC

Superb, Merlot rich claret from an award winning estate that Tony Laithwaite has bought from for years. It’s from the Saint Emilion satellite, Puisseguin, and offers class and value with its ample rich plum and cassis intensity. Cellar or enjoy now.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Smooth, ample ripe plum and cassis, with firm tannins, tight oak spice

Aroma

Ripe plum, blackberry, herby leafy edge, cloves

Le Vieux Château Guibeau 2018

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  • 14.0% ABV
  • 10.5 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 15 November, 2035

A fine claret that most years wins Gold – certainly for a vintage as good as the ripe 2018. Vieux Château Guibeau was the first property Tony Laithwaite ever bought from, so it has a special place in his heart. The wine was the 1966, purchased from the estate’s founder, Henri Bourlon, and we’ve bought over 50 vintages since. In those early days, Henri (well ahead of his time) was the first to show Tony that a wine’s quality was as much to do with the passion and skill of the winemaker as the quality of the soil. Tony has remained great friends with the family and today buys wine from Henri’s granddaughter Brigitte. Old vines, meticulous winemaking, this ageworthy claret makes a fine partner to beef. Decant a few hours in advance or cellar.

"Lovely classic Bordeaux. Little bit of oak, rich and fruity, soft tannins" Online Review
For the 2016 vintage
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