Château Bauduc Bordeaux Supérieur 2018

17.50

Description

This is a classic Bordeaux blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium to full bodied and partially aged in oak, it’s easy, fruity and supple enough to drink quite young. A French bistro sort of wine – grippy, gorgeous and very moreish!

Owner and winemaker Gavin Quinney: “2018 was a fine vintage with a damp spring, a hot summer and a sunny harvest. A medium to full bodied blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, this can be kept for a few years although it’s supple, ripe and fruity enough to enjoy young.”

Château Bauduc is a pretty 80-hectare estate, with woods and parkland surrounding the family home and its Merlot, Cabernet, Sémillon and Sauvignon vines. The estate’s Sauvignon Blanc has been the house white at Gordon Ramsay’s three Michelin star restaurant for the past twelve years, a ‘special selection’ at Rick Stein’s for a decade and, more recently, the house white at the über-trendy Hotel du Vin.

  • Soft, smooth, dry
  • 750ml
  • 14% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2025
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Producer: Château Bauduc

Owner operators and English ex-pats Gavin and Angela Quinney fell for the lovely Château Bauduc, some 15 miles from the city of Bordeaux, in 1999. The house and the winery are surrounded by 25 hectares of pretty vineyards, where they grow Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon for their white wines, along with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc for the reds and rosé. Some of their older vines date from 1947 and the family have replanted or planted 15 or so hectares more since 2000.

The estate's Sauvignon Blanc has been the house white at Gordon Ramsay’s three Michelin star Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London, and a ‘special selection’ at Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant in Cornwall, for the last 20 years. Oz Clarke is a huge fan, stating, "Bordeaux needs another 100 Bauducs — and fast."

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