L'EXPRESSION DE PAUILLAC
2011 Ulysse Cazabonne
A dryly elegant wine which really delighted us with the way it proclaims its origin: intensity of dry fruit flavour, classy oak and élevage, but it is a great terroir speaking through the dry structure and seamless Pauillac length which really mark it out. Claret for grown-ups. Drinking range: 2015 - 2022 L&S (Jun 2015)
*Case Price: Mix any 12 bottles of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.
Ulysse Cazabonne is a Bordeaux merchant based in Margaux, with close links to many top Châteaux. It is owned by Chanel, which also owns Château Rauzan Ségla and Château Canon. Director John Kolasa was previously régisseur of Château Latour. Using these connections Ulysse Cazabonne has been able to source wines from famous estates that have not made the cut into the 'grand vin' for whatever reason - young vines or parcels that in these years have not been quite as successful, but which nevertheless benefit from the considerable expertise available in these top properties. We were frankly surprised (and delighted) by just how true the back-label claim proved to be for all these characterful clarets:"Vinified by a famous estate of the region, this wine is showing the typicity of its terroir".
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