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Marpeau Rouge..Outrageous Quality

I was fortunate enough to win a case of 2006 Marpeau Rouge as a raffle prize. I was delighted with the swift delivery service and the outrageous quality of the wine. Having guzzled the first few bottles with glee we

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Marpeau Matched with Boiled Mutton

Marpeau makes a good match for its high Cabernet content. Quite a different take on Sunday lunch here “Boiled Leg of Mutton with Anchovy and Parsley Sauce”.  In this episode the recommended wine to go with the food is a

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Chateau de Claribes accept no substitutes!

We have been enjoying Chateau de Claribes wines for a few years now and they never fail to impress us. We sought them out originally for being organic and vegetarian but we were won over completely by the taste. Now

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Bordeaux Profile Independent Review

An excellent description of Château de Claribès and the Bordeaux Appelation Sainte-Foy Bordeaux appears in the Bordeaux Profile by Chris Kissack at  thewinedoctor.com . The author Chris Kissack is an independent wine writer, a specialist in the wines of the Loire Valley and Bordeaux.

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Enjoyed Maison Rouge

An excellent selection of wines but we particularly enjoyed the Maison Rouge 2005 – a well balanced, full bodied, very drinkable wine which is fruity without being sweet. Best decanted (always a good sign). Just ordered some more! Ian Brindley

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IWC – 2010 – Bronze

Our latest wine, Vieille Vigne Malbec,  has just been awarded a Bronze Medal at the International Wine Challenge in London. The world’s most prestigious and influential independent wine competition – the International Wine Challenge (IWC) – announces the results of

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Guide Hachette 2009 – Star

Rose 2007   This small vineyard of 10.5 ha, beautifully situated on the slopes of the Dordogne, has the peculiarity of being grown and vinified by its new owners following the lunar calendar. An original method which seems to have

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Guide Hachette 2008

Maison 2005, Marpeau 2005 2005 was the first vintage of the new owners of this estate, farmed using biodynamic methods, perched on the heights of Sainte-Foy. The garnet is clear and expressive, and the nose harmoniously combines aromas of red

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Decanter Bronze 2009

Marpeau 2006 is awarded a Bronze medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2009. The winners were informed at the London International Wine Fair at Excel. This is the second year in row that wines from Chateau de Claribes have

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Decanter Commended 2009

Château de Claribès Maison 2006 Sainte-foy Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France Maison is commended by the Judges at Decanter magazine for the second year in succession. Over 9000 wines are entered into this competition from all over the world.

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Decanter Commended 2008

Château de Claribès Maison 2005 Sainte-foy Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France The Decanter World Wine Awards – the most influential wine competition in the world – attracted more entries in the 2008 year than ever before. In total 9219 wines were entered

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