Calvet’s reputation is for specializing in sourcing and blending Bordeaux wines.
This is another confident offering from their stable.
Lovely fruit, solid dry mouthfeel, great delivery.
Will seek out again.
From the House of the Three Crosses, dating from 1712.
In the charge of Patrick Leon and his family since 1995.
85% Merlot, Cabernet Franc 15%.
Purple color. Very rich and intense nose of ripe fruit and raspberry.
Beautiful, full bodied with a long rewarding dry finish.
Lovely mouth feel.
A dinner gift from Mr Collet.
Chateau La Pierrière Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux 2011
Run by Christine & Olivier de Marcillac, the estate has been producing wine since 1607 so there’s lots of heritage and I think Pierrière means quarry which was probably what the original estate stood in or on.
Dark colour, dry, soft and fruity, with a pungent nose, and smooth mouthfeel.
60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc