Those looking for a veritable bargain need look no further. With high critic praise for the inaugural vintage, Ch. George 7 is already gathering recognition aplenty. It was recently awarded a medal at the most important wine competition in France, the 2020 Concours de Vin de Paris and has been selected as a Hot 50 Bordeaux wine competition winner. This is clearly a Château to start following now before demand and pricing pick up.
Wonderfully pleasing energy on the aromatic nose, floral notes, dark bramble-fruit and cherry and a wonderfully fresh mineral driven edge. Fine tannins and well-balanced acidity, pure and ripe fruit – blackberry and raspberry and just a touch of pepper spice and cedar on the finish. This has real verve and class.
Lovely, teasing aromatics of blackberry and red plum. Star anise brightens a well poised, ample palate of fleshy damson and sloe- 94 pts Gold Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
Plum, black cherry and chocolate, with a trace of heat that comes through in ripe fig fruits on the finish, but this is great quality and easy to recommend.- 94 pts Jane Anson Decanter,
...notes of prunes, baked blackberries & dried mulberries with touches of hoisin and licorice. Full and voluptuously fruited, just enough freshness and a spicy finish.- Bordeaux Hot 50 UK May 2020
This 100% Merlot finds a perfect balance between structure and elegance. The 18-month ageing in barrels is perfectly timed and does not constrain the wine; the powerful structure, elegant tannins, and overall maturity form a wine of fine mastery, calling for ageing. A great discovery, of a style and of a terroir.- Two Stars, Guide Hachette des Vins 2022