Bordeaux Superieur, France.
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.
This super property is situated on the slopes below Chateau Tanesse, to the south of St Emilion, overlooking the River Dordogne. The actual chateau was donated by the Cordier family to become a children`s home, however the vineyards remain in their own right and the wine is made at Chateau Tanesse.
Bordeaux Superieur is an appellation which covers the whole of the Bordeaux region, from Verdon-sur-Mer at the north-western tip of the Medoc to Sainte-Foy, 80 miles (130km) to the east. Rather than being a sub-category of the generic Bordeaux appellation, Bordeaux Superieur is a title in its own right, specifically covering both red and white wines.
The reds have a slightly higher alcoholic content than standard Bordeaux, are aged for longer in oak barrels (12 months minimum) and are produced from older vines. The vineyards have Haute Valeur certification which means that sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard.
Busting full of ripe berry fruits with generous tannins, balanced acidty and a subtle toast and sweet spice character from 12 months ageing in French barrels.