Amazingly on our last trip to Bordeaux we managed to cut a swath through the circus of En Primeur and taste at a number of the other 15,000 chateaux that do not necessarily take part. Bordeaux is a fabulous place with some amazing vistas and when you step away from the thoroughfare that is the D2, it is a remarkably calm and peaceful place and is how we came about Saint Aubin which is located in the village of Jau Lignac in the very north of the Medoc region. The vineyards are actually located next to those owned by Cos d’Estournel at Goulee and are a blend of Cabernet and Merlot with a touch of Franc and Carmenere. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and fermented in French oak barrique and typically 30,000 bottles are produced. The 2010 vintage still in its naissance but is classically formed and incredibly elegant, and will age for another 5 or 6 years and is now available in wooden cases of 6x75cl.
- 2010 Chateau Saint Aubin Cru Bourgeois