Bordeaux Red: Paulliac

Being a left bank appellation, once again Cabernet Sauvignon dominates, with Merlot filling out the rest of the blend, often aided by small quantities of Petit Verdot, Malbec and/or Cabernet Franc. Sandy soils here with light gravel yield a wine with a delicate bouquet, aromas of black cherry, licorice, crème de cassis, sour cherry, rose and iris, cedar wood or cigar box, smoke and incense. Robust and rich, these dense wines are profoundly tannic when young, but maintain a certain power behind the suppleness, even when well-aged. Aging potential 5 to 40 years.

  • Chateau Fleur Haut Carras

    Located between Saint-Julien to the south and Saint-Estèphe to the north, this modest Pauillac château grows 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot on clay and limestone soils, with the vines averaging 35 years of age. Hand harvesting, sorting and de-stalking are practiced. After a fermentation in temperature- controlled steel vats with pumping over the must, the wine is macerated for 15 days to 3 weeks. Then the malo-lactic fermentation takes place once the juice has been run off from the grape skins. It is then lightly filtered before being transferred to oak barrels for maturation, with bottling 12 months later.

    A wine of excellent quality, it has deep ruby color with purple tinges as well as a nose of dark red fruits, vanilla, and pain grillé. Well-structured, the opulent fruit is somewhat masked by the firm tannins that will ensure a harmonious and long development.

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