Henry Laithwaite is really on a roll in Bordeaux, especially since Decanter magazine highlighted his Verniotte property as an “estate to watch” in a recent edition. This exclusive red is from Château de Colombe, Henry’s latest venture, located in the village of Sainte-Colombe in the heart of Bordeaux’s Castillon region.
Expert and Decanter columnist Oz Clarke writes that Castillon is a “rising star,” whose limestone plateau is the “seamless” extension of storied Saint-Emilion. And, just like the wines from its famous neighbor, Château de Colombe is Merlot dominant, with healthy doses of both Cabs (Franc and Sauvignon) adding structure and finesse to the wine in your glass. And thanks to the excellent 2015 vintage – “the best one since the supercharged twin years of 2009-10,” says bloomberg.com – you’re in for an extra hit of intensity and complexity. (Perhaps part of the reason this release of Château de Colombe was awarded a gold medal from prestigious French wine guide, Gilbert & Gaillard and “Best Value” double gold from the China Wine & Spirits Awards.)
Look forward to youthful red berry aromas, underpinned by tobacco leaf and violet. On the palate, you’ll enjoy classic black plum and currant flavors, with hints of oak and a smooth texture. If possible, decant an hour before serving to really let these aromas and flavors shine, then serve with fork-tender pot roast or Henry’s favorite match: a flame-grilled steak topped with sautéed shallots.
Henry proves that Castillon is the place to go for Saint-Emilion quality at a much more approachable price – we really can’t wait for you to taste it. Order now.