Pure Right Bank Merlot, this may not be Pétrus level, but it's from its former winemaker. For 44 years Jean-Claude Berrouet made the renowned Moueix wines, Pétrus, Trotanoy, Magdeleine and Dominus. Now he and his son do in Montagne. Top vintage too.
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.
Beyond the Label
Velvety with underlying grippy tannins, freshness, core of dark fruit
Dark berry fruit, leafy freshness, ripe cherry and spice
Vieux Château Saint André is a luscious, Right Bank claret, especially in such a ripe, forward, critically acclaimed vintage as 2020. It's from Montagne, one of four satellite regions of Saint Emilion, the best wines of which can be exceptional and offer impressive value. In his book ‘Bordeaux’, Robert Parker pointed out this is where you consistently find “some of the deepest, richest wines”. Winemaker at Pétrus for 44 years, Jean-Claude retired in 2007 and starting consulting as well as winemaking at his own property. His son Jeff joined him and today does most of the hard graft. Mostly Merlot with Cabernets, all barrel matured, the wine has a delicious harmony. Freshness, firm tannins and a core of dark fruit, it will age well.
"Vibrant red and black fruit layers with loads of mineral accents and a soft, plush texture"
Lisa Perrotti-Brown Wine Advocate
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