12 bottles - Chateau La Croix de Grézard Lussac-Saint-Émilion 2015
Lussac-Saint-Émilion, just to the north of Saint-Émilion itself, has long been recognised as a good source of well-priced Bordeaux; so much so that the English owners of Chateau La Croix de Grézard bought the estate to provide wines for their chain of hotels. We first bought the wine for Planet of the Grapes a decade ago; the 2005 vintage, and it has been our ‘house’ Bordeaux ever since. Unlike similarly priced generic Bordeaux, Grézard has a real right-bank character and ages beautifully. Mainly Merlot, with a little Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, it comes from a small 9-acre vineyard ten kilometres north of the town of Saint-Émilion. 2015 is the best vintage we have tasted since the 2010 (which is still drinking well), so buy a couple of cases and lay one down for the future!