Driven now by the same values that drove us in 1870, our own-label wines are as important to us now as they were then and we’re excited and proud to release our 150th Anniversary bottling of our Own-Label Claret.
Carefully selected and blended by Chairman James Davy alongside Maison Sichel of Bordeaux. We’ve used beautifully ripe Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from an exquisitely ripe vintage, and we’ve dialled back the use of new oak to allow the wine to shine in its youth. We’ve also re-designed the bottle for this year only.
Open, fragrant fresh bell peppery bouquet, alluring and aromatic. Good levels of warm ripe blackberry fruit on the palate with spicy mellow tannins in the background. Shows maturity, well rounded with no awkward edges. The fruit, tannin and acidity are nicely integrated, each playing its part, but working perfectly in harness together. A well developed, classic style traditional red Bordeaux with structure and poise - charming, elegant, and classy; plays well above its weight. This Davy -Sichel collaboration really hits the spot- Martin Everett MW