Le Grand Chai Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Merlot, Cab. Franc, Cab. Sauvignon • Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
This is quintessential Grand Cru Saint Emilion from a top vineyard, given the 5-Star treatment by our own passionate winemakers Jean-Marc Sauboua and Mark Hoddy, and only released when it's ready for drinking.
Bordelais winemakers are a close knit group and to be part of their inner circle you really have to be one yourself. No problem there with Jean-Marc Sauboua at the helm – a Bordelais born and bred and trained at the prestigious Château Haut-Brion. It was he who discovered a tremendous cuvée at Château Mangot - a Grand Cru property owned by several generations of the Todeschini family. They also have Château La Brande in Castillon, close to Le Chai, hence our connection. South-facing limestone slopes, low yields and great dedication to detail produce outstanding quality. From that propitious start JMS picked his favourite vat. Over a year in premium, mostly new oak barrels has lent a luscious layer of vanilla. Decant and serve with lamb or beef.
Pretty red fruit and rose petal and liquorice notes. Luscious black fruit with an elegant vanilla oak wrap. Long and rich.
Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux
Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Medium-bodied red
Colour: Very deep blackish red