Loved the Style and Intelligent Winemaking

steven_spurrier1White 2007 –

Silver pale, quite fresh Sauvignon Blanc, has flesh from lees stirring and lovely fruit over nice Granny Smith acidity, very good length and balance. (Plus it lasted well for five days in the fridge once opened).

2005 Maison. –

Good deep colour, good fresh crunchy berry fruit, very good balance Cabernet-Merlot, perhaps Cabernet dominant due to tannins (good) and shows the best of both varietals with clean and clear vineyard fruit, a lovely expression of red Bordeaux, easy but interesting.

2005 Marpeau. –

Very good colour, fuller than Maison, fleshier and more “gras”, more extracted and more earthy, oak is there but doesn’t get in the way, less immediate than Maison, more complex, but Maison is more fun.

I didn’t give them marks, but were I judging them in an AOC competition, they would be of Medal standard without question.

Overall, I loved the cheerful yet genuine style, ripe grapes and intelligent winemaking.

Steven Spurrier, Consultant Editor Decanter

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