Grape Escape: Bordeaux Basics




Explore the wines of Bordeaux.

Chateau LaGrange, Saint-Julien 2011 A third growth in the 1855 Classification. The estate only grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot on one of the highest hills in Saint Julien. This wine (though not this vintage) was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson. Suntory purchased the property in 1983, and they have invested heavily in the property to help them make the best wines possible. Eric Boissenot is the consulting winemaker.
Château Saint Corbian, Saint Estèphe 2018 This is the second wine from Chateau Tour des Termes. This producer is classified as a Cru Bourgeois. The winery was founded in 1876 and is on its fifth generation of family ownership. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Roughly 2,500 cases are produced annually.
Chateau Lassegue, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018 Pierre Seillan, the sixth-generation winemaker, brought in Jackson Family Wines as a partner in 2003. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon are grown on the estate. Each block is vinified in its own small tank, allowing Seillan to create beautiful wines.
Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac 2019 This is the second label from Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron, second growth. The neighboring estate- Pichon Longueville Comtesse belonged to the founder’s sisters. And next door, the great Chateau Latour. Today the chateau is owned by AXa, a French insurance company. It is managed by Jean-Michael Cazes of Chateau Lynch-Bages.
Chateau Malescot Saint-Exupery, Margaux 2018 A third growth. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Michel Rolland is the consulting winemaker. Family-owned for a hundred years then sold several times due to poor financial choices. The Zuger family purchased the reduced estate in 1955- there were only 7 hectares, and have devoted themselves to re-establishing the estate by purchasing back the vineyards. They now have 28 hectares.
Chateau Rouget, Pomerol 2018 At the end of the 18th century, Rouget was ranked in the top five wines of Pomerol. Next door to Chateau Clinet, Petrus and Le Gay, the property has a wonderful pedigree. In 1992, the Labruyère family purchased the chateau. The family started out in Beaujolais in 1850 but has grown to have holdings across all of France.


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