27 May 2013

Reds for the cellar

We are sometimes asked for suggestions for wines to put in the cellar. 

Below are some of our current suggestions at different price points (posted May 2013). These offer good drinking now but will repay some time in the cellar. 

To make it easier we have also picked 3 wines to go into a Bordeaux starter pack

Chateau Senilhac le Prade 2009  (Haut- Médoc)  $23 A stand-out quality and value for money wine in a long line-up of Médoc wines from 2009. (Keep until 2016-2019)

Legende de la Tour Carnet 2004 (Médoc) $48
The second wine (made from younger vines) from a great Bordeaux producer from a great year (keep until 2020)

Chateau Lagarde 2009 (Saint Émilion) $29.90
If you are a fan of Saint Émilion or merlot, or just looking for a good wine at a great price, its pretty hard to go past this wine! (2013-2018)

Chateau Fleur Poitou 2010 (Lussac de Semilion) $25 A lovely merlot blend from the St Émilion satellite of Lussac St- Émilion. From the outstanding vintage of 2010. (Keep until 2015-2020)

Chateau Haut-Vigneau 2009 (Pessac-Leognan) $38 Typifies the silky tannins, minerals and structure of the wines of Pessac-Leognan on the outskirts of Bordeaux ( drinking now but keep until 2020+)

Chateau Haut Peyrous 2008 (Graves) $38.50 Organic producer who has modernised this classic vineyard. (Delicious now but will keep until 2023)

Amiral de Beycheville 2009 (Saint Julien) $78 The second wine (younger vines) of one of the great Bordeaux producers from a great year. (best 2015-2020+)

Chateau de Aiguilhe 2008 (Bordeaux Cotes de Castillon) $72 Legendary right bank merlot blend. Considered an up and coming chateau according to Oz Clarke. Cover of Decanter magazine November 2012!  (best 2015-2025)

Close des Quatres Vents 2007 (Margaux) $110  A classy micro producer in Margaux. An exceptional plot, adjacent to some of the best and most expensive producers in Margaux, producing great wine from a master winemaker (approachable now but keep until 2017-2027)

For more details go to www.discoverin.com.au or call us on 0260206016

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