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 over 20 years, a ‘special selection’ at Rick Stein’s for nearly as long and, more recently, the house white at the über-trendy Hotel du Vin.
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