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Gift idea - two bottles of gift boxed red wine

$113.90

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Gift Idea - Two bottles of French red wine. 

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Two bottles of great value French wine for a delightful Christmas gift -bringing together two of our best selling red wines in one pack.

These are two good examples of the wines that DiscoverVin is bringing to Australia. From ancient vineyards that have been producing quality grapes for many centuries, premium grapes are now being made into modern and clean wines while retaining characteristics typical of the terroir. 

These gift boxed wines are normally valued at $113.90, buy this beautiful gift for $105

1. Chateau Rollan de By 2008 

Currently being served in Air France business class and every Joel Robuchon restaurant on the planet.

Region/Terroir:  Médoc –Cru bourgeois

Grapes:  Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Merlot (70%), Petit Verdot (10%).

Soil:  Clayey-chalky gravel hills.

Alcohol:  13% VOL

Wine making: Grapes picked by hand.  Fermentation occurs at low temperatures in stainless steel, temperature controlled vats.  Malolactic fermentation occurs partially in new oak barrels.  The wine is aged in oak for 16 months.

Cellaring potential:  A wine that will achieve full maturity a decade from the vintage, but which enjoys such balance that it can be enjoyed in its youth.  Parker suggest drinking over the next decade (see below)

Our Tasting notes:  This wine had a WOW factor in a large line up of wines from the Médoc.  Lifted nose with some floral (violet) notes.  Gorgeous mouth feel, round and long with great balance.  Complex, blackcurrants and tobacco.  As good as many classified growths.

Reviews/Accolades: Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast both awarded 90 points.

Gold Medal in Paris Wine show (Concours Général Paris 2010).

2. Domaine de Crampilh Madiran Vignes Vielles 2009

Three great reviews for this easy to drink red.

Region: Madiran

Soils: Ideal south/south-east facing hills with chalky-clay soil.

Grapes: Tannat 100%. Vineyards of average age of 30-55 years

Alcohol 14%

Wine-making:aged in oak barrels for 12 months

Our tasting notes: Deep purple/black colour, aromas of spice, black fruits and liquorice. Silky palate, long and balanced.

This wine has had 3 reviews in the local wine media:

Sean Mitchell in the Grape Observer  said: "This particular wine, a Madiran from Domaine du Crampilh, has a medium to pronounced intensity purple in colour in the glass, suggesting a ripeness that the warm 2009 vintage brought to most of France, and nearby Bordeaux in particular.  Its aroma is developing and has rustic expressions of clove, blackberry, earth, plum skins and some animal notes.  Its palate is dry, with medium acid and ripe and chalky tannins, with blackberries, earth, cloves and plums skins carrying through to the palate.  This is a good wine that presented well due to its balance, some complexity in expression of its flavours and quite good length, and I expect will keep and improve for at least five years, and be drinking well for longer.  Good. "

Winsor Dobbin in Ciao magazine : "I opened several reds the other night and this proved far more drinkable than any of the macho Australians. Four generations of the Oulié family have made wines in Madiran, near the Pyrenees mountains, and this is a medium-bodied red made from 100% old vine tannat grapes that has plenty of authentic French rustic notes but is at the same time clean and fresh."

Wine writer Wine without BS in July 2013 said this was one of 2 affordable French wines he actually enjoyed! (The other was Chateau Lagarde 2009) "Easily the most drinkable 100% Tannat I can recall and I enjoyed every drop and I can report that it went amazingly well with a bit of aged cheddar."

Decanter Magazine in June 2013 ran a feature of the wines of Madiran written by Paul Strang an expert in wines of South West France. Domaine du Cramplih was cited as one of the Madiran wineries moving to an easier-drinking style.  This wine the Doamine du Crampilh, Vielles Vignes, Madiran 2009 was given 18 (93) points "An all tannat wine from the oldest parcels in this long-established vineyard. Aged in used barrels for 12 months. Still wine vanilla from the wood, blending well with old leather and black fruits. Cool but peppery on the palate and the tannins are not challenging. Drink 2014-2020."

A great value gift pack of two of our best selling red wines.

Price includes a gift box which may be differ in appearance to the one shown here.

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