When I was Seventeen
"It was a very good year." - Frank Sinatra
We may not be able to bring you back to the year you turned 17, but we can definitely send you a box to accompany you as you recount the good 'ol days and create new ones with friends and family. In your case are some of the best in what was an outstanding decade (2010-2019) for Bordeaux wines.
Le Différent 2011
Le Différent de Château de Ferrand is a blend of 90% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep and rich with cherries, pepper and black currants, Le Différent also has perfumes of violets and silky tannins. The vintage you are acquiring won the Gold Medal at Bordeaux 2013 and is very good with Asian dishes.
Le Seuil de Mazeyres Pomerol 2012
A bold dry red, the Le Seuil de Mazeyres 2012 hails from one of the most amazing appellations in France: Pomerol. High on the plateau of clay, gravel and iron, the grapes are produced in small quantities and offer full body and medium acidity. Minty on the nose with dark cherry, plums, chocolate and spices, this bottle will match very well with beef, lamb, venison and poultry.
S de Siran Margaux 2012
Sitting in the southernmost appellation in the Médoc, Margaux wines tend to be deep ruby red in colour and perfumed with floral notes of violet and lilacs. Higher in acidity with black fruits, tobacco, pepper, cinnamon, coffee, menthol and sage, this S de Siran Margaux 2012 which is a blend of 46% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc is very smooth and perfect with Magret du Canard, Peking Duck, Roast Duck, Braised Pork and any other delicious dark meat recipes you enjoy.
Couhins la Gravette Blanc 2014
Hailing from the birthplace of the great wines of Bordeaux, the Couhins la Gravette Blanc 2014 from the Pessac-Leognan appellation is 95% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Sauvignon Gris. It will go very well with all seafood, enhancing them with notes of lemon and grapefruit underpinned by pungent aromas of grass, straw and fresh asparagus.
Les Charmes Godard Blanc 2015
A critically acclaimed bottle, Les Charmes Godard Blanc 2015 was blended by none other than the legendary Nicholas Thienpont. The goodness of 50% Semillon, 35% Sauvignon Gris, 15% Sauvignon Blanc give the bottle such freshness and liveliness you will want to have it with almost everything. We can see you nodding your head in quiet approval as you drink in the delicious mix of white peach, verbena, quinine, lemon zest and star fruit notes.
La Dame de Boüard 2016
Roughly 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the La Dame de Boüard 2016 is fragrant with spices and deep purple fruits like cherry, raspberry and plum. It has a plush and elegant feel on the palate and a long, polished, aftertaste. It is very good to drink now but can also be kept until 2023 when it will be even better.
In your case:
1. Couhins La Gravette Blanc 2014
2. Chateau Les Charmes-Godard Blanc 2015
3. Dame de Bouard 2016
4. Le Different 2011
5. Le Seuil de Mazeyres Pomerol 2012
6. S de Siran Margaux 2012
Lyrics to the final stanza of "It was a Very Good Year"
But now the days are short
I'm in the autumn of the year
And now I think of my life as vintage wine
From fine old kegs
From the brim to the dregs
And it poured sweet and clear
It was a very good year
It was a massive good year