Bordeaux has long been at the pinnacle of wine making, with it's blending of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Different regions and estates use differing blends with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot usually used as the predominent varietals. However, it is not just the Bordeaux region now using these blends, and this case showcases the style over four continents. The case contains a bottle each of the below plus a free bottle of Pauillac Bordeaux to compare!
Lanzerac Le General 2012
Although New World, the Lanzerac estate dates back to 1692. Cabernet Sauvignon based and produced in only very limited quantities. Powerful, with lots of aging potential.
Dowie Doole Hooley Dooley 2014
A rare Australian bordeaux style blend, with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre more commonly used. Light and fruity with ripe fruits and hints of vanilla.
Ksara Rouge 2011
Lebanon is another very long established wne growing region. Rich and fruity with aromatic nose. Spicy tones and a hint of menthol.
Cavalli Cheval D'Or Warlord 2009
A young estate located in Stellenbosch. Hefty wine with cassis and plum. International Wine and Spirits Gold Medal Winner.
Jacuzzi Valeriano 2006
A Californian bordeaux blend with a rounded style. Cabernet led with herbal tones and soft oaking from 24 months in new oak barrels.
Zorgvliet Richelle 2005
A 4.5 star rated Platter wine and Decanter silver medal winner. Much softened with bottle age, still retaining much of the oak aging and fresh dark fruit flavours.
plus a free bottle of La Reserve de Leoville Barton Saint Julien 2011 (RRP £35)
Second label of Chateau Leoville Barton, highly rated Bordeaux from St Julien. Savoury and nicely dry with an aromatic nose and a 90/100 James Suckling wine.