For those of you who came to visit us over the Christmas period you may have tried this stonker of a bottle. And for those of you who haven't... well you have only missed out on one of the best wines we have ever had! Let's find out a little more shall we?
Ulysse Cazabonne is a Bordeaux merchant based in Margaux, with close links to many top Châteaux. It is owned by Chanel, which also owns Château Rauzan Ségla and Château Canon. Director John Kolasa was previously régisseur of Château Latour. Using these connections Ulysse Cazabonne has been able to source wines from famous estates that have not made the cut into the 'grand vin' for whatever reason - young vines or parcels that in these years have not been quite as successful, but which nevertheless benefit from the considerable expertise available in these top properties. We were frankly surprised (and delighted) by just how true the back-label claim proved to be for all these characterful clarets:"Vinified by a famous estate of the region, this wine is showing the typicity of its terroir".
Ulysse Cazabonne Pauillac 2015 @ £29.95 - Buy it here!
A beautiful dark, intense colour with a brooding nose of ripe blackcurrant fruit and hints of cedar and liquorice. A full, robust palate with good fruit depth and a firm but fresh finish.
It really is a step up from most things we drink so don't miss your chance to grab a couple of these. Cheers!