I have been holding on to Château La Grolet Bordeaux 2009 for about a year now and had intended on drinking it next year. A couple of weeks ago when I was in the shop where I had originally purchased it, the wine clerk told me it was drinking beautifully now and to give it a pour rather then hold on to it. As patience isn’t one of my better qualities, I happily heeded his advice.

In 1997 Jean-Luc and Catherine Hubert purchased Château La Grolet located in the Côtes de Bourg in Bordeaux. They own a number of other properties in Bordeaux, Catherine’s family have been growing grapes in the region since 1895. They manage every aspect of the estate from “vines to bottling line” with their children Guillaume and Rachel. They are passionate about biodynamic and organic farming, and this is reflected in the makeup of the estate, 38 of the 54 hectares are vineyards, the rest remains in its natural state of meadows and woodlands. The Hubert’s are the largest biodynamic farmers in the Côtes de Bourg, and are committed to crafting wines of purity and complexity without harming the surrounding environment. All wines are produced using only indigenous yeasts and sulphur is controlled to absolute minimal amounts.

Dark garnet in colour with aromas of gamey earth, baked fruit and black olive. Lush blueberry, cherry and tart red currant flavours joined chocolate and earth elements in the medium body. Silky smooth tannins and wisps of cedar smoke comprised the brief finish. Straightforward with a charming sensibility, each plush sip will keep you reaching for more.

65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec
Côtes de Bourg
Mis en Bouteille au Château [Estate Bottled]
13% Alcohol
Enjoy now thru 2015

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