Yquem 2007 displays a beautiful bright golden yellow colour. The nose of this great Sauterne is of an exemplary and sensual aromatic purity; the olfactory expressions marked by classic touches of exotic fruits, very concentrated and of a rare intensity. With the passionfruit comes fresh pineapple enriched quickly by refreshing scents of pink grapefruit and delicious fresh apricot. The mouth of Yquem 2007, is precise and chiselled in total harmony. Indeed, the balance is perfect between sweetness, acidity and alcohol, offering this racy wine a feeling of harmony and fullness. Sublime with scallops feuilleté, stuff pigeon with Foie Gras, cheese (Roquefort, old comté, Stilton) and desert (Cannelés, Bûche de Noel, candied chestnuts).
Iconic Grand Cru Classé Château Haut-Bailly is one of properties with inimitable style that appeals to great lovers of Pessac-Léognan. Enriched with a unique class, righteousness and purity; the wines of Château Haut-Bailly present the appanage of great Crus, designed to cross decades with panache whilst ageing wonderfully. From a blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (62%), complemented by Merlot (36%) and Cabernet Franc (2%), Château Haut-Bailly 2010 brilliantly accepts the challenge of doing equally as well as the exceptional vintage 2009. With its freshness and intensity of the nose on notes of black and peppered fruits. On the palate, sensuality and a velvety texture so characteristic of the style of Haut-Bailly to extend in a superbly drawn finish. Delightful with Tournedos, roast beef, cheese (Roquefort, Saint Albray, Livarot).
Château Léoville Las Cases 2015 is mainly composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Its dark colour reveals a relatively discreet nose. A dense and firm wine with a certain righteousness and beautiful fine tannins giving a long and racy feel. The mouth is medium-bodied, slender and sensual from the start of its attack. It reveals notes of black fruits and minerals. This vintage is really part of the great wines of Château Léoville Las Cases. Pair beautifully with venison with chestnuts, Tournedos.
Mazis were the little houses set on the Domaine from which the wine is named. The 2012 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru is a Pinot Noir matured partially in oak barrels for 12 months. One is seduced by its pleasant nose and its aromatic bouquet dominated by woody, spicy and violet notes. The Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012 mixes these aromas on the palate. The tannins are soft and well-integrated and the finish is long. This balanced and aromatic wine is an elegant ambassador of Burgundy wines. Pair deliciously with quails, pheasant, and cheese (Brillat-Savarin, Saint-Nectaire, Bleu de Bresse) or a raspberry Charlotte.
Echézeaux Grand Cru 2012 from Domaine Louis Latour takes its name from the plot which is located between Vosne-Romanée and Vougeot in the Côte de Nuits. The clay-limestone soils and the Pinot Noir vines make it possible to obtain strong and well-structured wines, balanced and with good ageing potential. This 2012 vintage is appealing for its aromatic complexity. On the nose are aromas of blackberry, cassis and mocha. This Burgundy is ample and elegant with silky tannins and beautiful aromas of cherry. Pair deliciously with pheasant, duck fillet, hare with ceps.
Paul Jaboulet-Aîné “La Chapelle" is part of a small circle of great wines of the Rhone Valley. Produced on one of the most beautiful appellations, La Chapelle 2015 perfectly transcribes the purest expression of the terroir that gave birth to it. The old Syrah vines, aged between 45 and 60 years, come from a wide variety of rich and varied soils that give this great wine its complexity (Les Bessards, les Greffieux, le Méal and les Rocoules). The colour of the 2015 vintage is of dark ink-black-blue. Intense, complex, constantly evolving, the nose develops an aromatic palette marked by the identity of Paul Jaboulet Aîné wines on a vintage of great expressiveness. Aromas of blackberries, blueberries, the power of the fruit gives way to the minerality of the notes of crushed stone, typical of the terroir of La Chapelle, evolving on notes of smoked meat. On the palate, it is a vibrant wine, full of energy but already unctuous and dense, on tannins marked by a fine grain finesse. The finish punctuated with mineral notes completes a complex development in the mouth, marked by the greediness of black fruits. Delicious with Beef Wellington with Foie Fras, Veal fillet Rossini, leg of lamb.
"Les Greffieux" by M. Chapoutier is a Syrah varietal produced in the mythical appellation of Hermitage. The plot is located just at the foot of the hill and comes from a terroir consisting of a terrace of glacial alluvium composed of rolled pebbles and clay. With a deep garnet-red colour Les Greffieux 2016 has a nose full of aromas of black berries, ink and black pepper. In the mouth, the tannins are well integrated, and the wine offers tasty touches of liquorice. Will pair beautifully with leg of lamb, grilled Magrets de Canard, endives salad with Roquefort.