On the banks of the Dordogne (in the heart of Bordeaux) lies Le Chai au Quai. Called a “fabulous venture” by Decanter, this historic, 19th-century cellar is a workshop for talented, ambitious winemakers to craft tiny-production specials from the best grapes in France. Here’s Le Chai au Quai’s latest masterpiece: a sumptuous, Cabernet-rich Médoc from Bordeaux’s outstanding, 91-94 Point (Wine Spectator) 2014 vintage.
Like its highly awarded predecessors, the 2014 was released to great acclaim – most notably, a gold medal from Guide des Vins Gilbert et Gaillard. No surprise there – star winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua crafted this exclusive release from two prime parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, one of which was sourced from a top Cru Bourgeois château.
Here’s Jean-Marc on what you’ll taste from Le Grand Chai:
Rich, yet elegant, this Cabernet possesses a silky texture, cassis, plum and wild berry flavors, hints of earth and leather and a long, toasty finish. Though drinking well now, it will reward cellaring for a year or two and should be decanted before drinking.
Like all the wines made at Le Chai, there are limited quantities of this rich, age-worthy gem. Don’t delay – order your share now.