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Staff Pick

Ch. La Grolet, Côtes du Bourg - 2016

Item # 23613 750mL
$14.99 $11.96 / Single Bottle
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$179.88 $129.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Winemaker Jean-Luc Hubert is a small Bordeaux producer for whom history, the life of the vineyard, and the estate are vital ingredients in the wine. This is a remarkable red from the Côtes du Bourg area, located opposite Margaux across the Gironde River.


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Staff Pick Notes

Some wines just have it all: great price, quality winemaking, and, most importantly, the delicious factor. This wine achieves it all through the diligent, careful attention of the wine-making duo, Rachel and Guillaume Hubert. Their family has been making wine since the 17th century, putting six generations of experience behind them. Their production has been biodynamic since 2000 (which is not easy in a Bordeaux). They use indigenous yeasts and keep their yields astonishingly low. This wine comes from clay and gravel soil in the Côtes de Bourg, which brings out supple fruit and spicy notes. A blend of mostly Merlot with Cab Sauv, it's a concentrated, robust wine with classic notes of red cassis, graphite, and a great tannic structure. Utterly charming.

- ALM

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