Château Tour Bel Air, Montagne St Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Sale price £10.49 Regular price £13.99

Well made St Emilion satellite wine - merlot based, superb with the robust foods of the south west.

In 1760 the Laporte family settled in the region of Montagne St Emilion and started to work a few hectares of vines. The family still own the business and today Bruno Laporte is the head with three Châteaux and an enviable collection of vintage cars. This wine is made in the traditional way with fermentation in large concrete vats and 25% of the wine matured in oak barrels for a year before the final blend is made. Contains Sulphites.

Tasting Note: deep, dark plum. Classic claret nose, dark fruit, cassis, cigar box and cedar. Good attack and rich fruit, touch of spice. Juicy, great food wine. Very good.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 15.5 (2012)

Merlot (70%) Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) Cabernet Franc (15%)