Château Tour de Sarrail 2009

Bordeaux
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£14.50 per bottle
1245 in stock

We have teamed up with Hubert de Bouärd; co-owner of Château Angelus, and the famed Kentish artist Graham Clarke to create our first own-labelled Bordeaux wine. Individually sourced, using carefully selected ingredients and the finest grapes, this results in an exquisite, premium wine finished to the highest standards. The wine has an exciting labelling concept, in a tradition that dates back to Baron Phillipe de Rothschild in 1924, when he commissioned poster artist Jean Carlu to create a label for the château.

The Château Tour de Sarrail 2009 has a beautifully defined nose of blackberry, minerals and well integrated oak but it needs patience to unite in the glass. Medium-bodied, contained, focused, with well-integrated if prominent new oak towards its long finish. The palate is balanced with firm grippy tannins, ample freshness, energy, a slight creaminess to the texture and lots of dark berries and all leading to a light peppery finish. It can be drunk now with 4-6 hours of decanting but there is a lot of substance to this wine and will require 5-6 years to really come into its own.

Taste & Aroma

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The Château Tour de Sarrail 2009 has a beautifully defined nose of blackberry, minerals and well integrated oak but it needs patience to unite in the glass. Medium-bodied, contained, focused, with well-integrated if prominent new oak towards its long finish. The palate is balanced with firm grippy tannins, ample freshness, energy, a slight creaminess to the texture and lots of dark berries and all leading to a light peppery finish. It can be drunk now with 4-6 hours of decanting but there is a lot of substance to this wine and will require 5-6 years to really come into its own.

Stuart McCloskey

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

For weightier style reds we recommend the Zalto Bordeaux glass, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wines depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhone style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay as well, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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Producer

Here at The Vinorium we have teamed up with Hubert de Bouärd; co-owner of Château Angelus, and the famed Kentish artist Graham Clarke to create our first own-labelled Bordeaux wine. Individually sourced, using carefully selected ingredients and the finest grapes, this results in an exquisite, premium wine finished to the highest standards. The wine has an exciting labelling concept, in a tradition that dates back to Baron Phillipe de Rothschild in 1924, when he commissioned poster artist Jean Carlu to create a label for the château.

Château Tour de Sarrail, Graves, France

Region

Bordeaux is not only the most famous wine producing region in France but in the world, with the most prestigious châteaux and wines in the industry. Its history dates back to the Roman times and today is the largest producing region of fine wines. Vineyards in Bordeaux are known by châteaux and therefore the name of each individual château is an important brand. 

Many top wines are sold ‘En Primeur’ meaning that they are sold in the barrel prior to bottling. Almost 90% of the wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called ‘Claret’ in the UK) from over 8,500 producers. The main reason for the success of the wine production in Bordeaux is the perfect combination of climate, with long hours of sunshine ideal for ripening the grapes and well-draining gravel soil. Appellations are an important part of the Bordeaux culture and the region has 54 appellations recognized by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Controlle.

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