For a top appellation Bordeaux at a sensible price, look for the Le Grand Chai label. The team search out vats of fine wine, then finish it at Le Chai. Enjoy Saint Emilion Grand Cru richness in this ripe, fruit laden claret in a high flying vintage.
"Superb example. Le Grand Chai have excelled in producing this Grand Cru. 5-Stars"
Online Review For the 2014 vintage
Bordelais winemakers are a close knit group and to be part of their inner circle you really have to be one yourself. Fortunately, our winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua is Bordelais born and bred and trained at First Growth Château Haut-Brion. It was he who discovered this cuvée of appealing claret from a small family property, just 9.6 hectares, in the very heart of Saint Emilion. Their 45 year old vines are planted on prime soils of silica, blue clay and iron, which ensure excellent intensity in the mainly Merlot fruit, along with a little of both Cabernets and Malbec. A year’s ageing in premium, part new barrels has lent a luscious layer of subtle vanilla oak to the accessible ripe fruit of this claret. Decant and serve with lamb or beef.
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