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Decanter is considered one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world, judged by the world's leading wine critics. We've selected 4 beautiful reds and 2 mesmerising whites - all Decanter best rated and award winners. Exclusively from Pop Up Wine.

1 x Atticus Chardonnay 2010 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

95/100 James Halliday
94/100 James Halliday (2011 vintage)
96/100 James Halliday (2013 vintage)
96/100 James Halliday (2014 vintage)
96/100 James Halliday (2016 vintage)
95/100 James Halliday (2006 vintage)
95/100 Huon Hooke (2006 vintage)

Silver - International Wine Challenge
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
Bronze - Royal Sydney Wine Show
Australian Wine Companion - Best Margaret River Wineries of the Regions 2020
5/5 Stars - Winestate Chardonnay Tasting
Decanter Magazine - 'Recommended'
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards (2009 vintage)
Silver - International Wine Challenge (2009 vintage)

Since the release of the Chapman Grove range in 2006, Chapman Grove wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals.

James Halliday "Vibrant green hue; nectarine, grapefruit and lots of attractive oak from judicious oak handling; the zesty acidity provides a lively palate that is direct and long, powerful and precise; a complex and heady blend of power and finesse the west is becoming famous for."

Winestate "Lovely deep golden-green chardonnay showing toasty nutty aromas and rich, full-bodied, fleshy palate, with attractive layers of varietal fruit intensity."

Decanter "Elegant and restrained with very nice notes of white peaches and nectarines. Medium-bodied, creamy and crisp with long stone fruit after taste."

Roger Jones "Lush, rich and lingering, full-on texture and multi-layered lingering fruit and developing well."

Alessandro Marchesan "Elegant and restrained with very nice notes of white peaches and nectarines. Medium-bodied, creamy and crisp with long stone fruit after taste."

James Halliday "A very successful venture under the control of CEO Ron Fraser. The wines come from the estate vineyards planted to chardonnay, Semillon, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.....[The winery's] ultra-premium wines are under the Atticus label."

Atticus is owned by Chapman Grove Wines; a small winery focussed on making limited edition fine wines from Margaret River, Western Australia. Described by Australia's N#1 wine critic, James Halliday as "a very successful venture", the winery is known for its highly rated wines and was established in 2005 by an esteemed veteran of the industry, Ron Fraser. Pop Up Wine has secured back vintages of a collection of its highly rated wines.

Atticus utilises exceptional fruit which is all 100% estate grown to create its world-class wines. Its range includes varieties most suited to the Margaret River climate, with French oak used to bring out flavours of the terroir, creating a true expression of the region.

The winery achieved the highly coveted 5 Red Star rating from James Halliday within three short years of first entering the Wine Companion in 2009. Since the the estate's first release in 2006, its wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze medals.

Chardonnay is the world's most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.

1 x Bottega "Gold" Prosecco Brut 2021 ~ Veneto, Italy

Gold Medal – Buyers Forum Award, Frontier Awards 2010
Bronze Medal – Decanter World Wine Award 2012
Arc Best Beverage Award (Airline Retail) 2013

Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 (2019 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "Packaged in what looks like a solid gold bottle, this easy sparkler offers fresh acidity and clean fruit aromas. The gold packaging gives this particular bottle a sassy, luxurious competitive edge."

The Winemaker "Clear, fruity and flowery with scents of Golden apple, Williams pear, acacia flowers and lily of the valley ... harmonious, elegant and fresh"

A Prosecco from the multi-award-winning winery - Bottega - famous for this - its top-end Prosecco served in gold bottles.

Bottega Gold is a Brut (Dry) sparkling wine, made using the Glera grapes grown in the Valdobbiadene hills. This area is close to the Venetian Prealps and characterized by a climate perfect for this native variety of grape. The vineyards are located on a hilly territory that not only has a landscape of great value but also a long wine-growing tradition. Grapes are handpicked and softly pressed in the winery. The golden bottle protects the wine by any source of light, preserving its aroma and freshness thus giving the wine a longer life.

Prosecco is a sparkling white wine from the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine regions in north-eastern Italy. It is also the informal name for the grape variety used to make these wines, which is officially known as Glera. Since July 2009, the name 'Prosecco' has been regulated and protected under DOC law, ensuring that wines labeled with the name come only from the specified areas of north-eastern Italy.

1 x Chateau Haut Pinquat Rouge 2018 - Bordeaux, France

John Hattersley “Light and fruity with a lean, well-structured backbone, secondary notes are beginning to evolve adding further complexity over time. A fresh finish with eucalyptus and blackcurrant notes.”

80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

Château Haut Pinquat has been in the expert hands of the Mayé family for two generations. The small 15-hectare vineyard lies just outside the historic town of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, about 50km south-east of Bordeaux.

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, is one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. While Bordeaux is well regarded for wines produced within specific districts or communes, many of its wines fall under other, broader appellations. These include AOC Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur. The Bordeaux Rouge appellation accounts for more than one-third of all production.

A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

1 x Château Du Vieux Montpezat 2014 ~ Bordeaux, France

Organic

Acclaimed owner of a St Emillion Grand Cru

Connoisseur "Forward in character and crowd-pleasing in style, with the ability to age."

Wine Enthusiast "This lightly structured wine is all fruit. Its red berry flavors are already well integrated with the smoky tannins that form its core." (2014 vintage)

The Winemaker "Aromas of cherries, cassis, blueberries, cedar, tobacco, cocoa, pencil, pepper, laurel, oregano and violet. Fleshy, juicy, velvety on the palate, dense fruit, delicately spicy, complex, very elegant and long-lasting. Aged for 12 months in 1/3 new oak barrels." (2014 vintage)

Roger Barlow "There are very pleasant fruity, ripe plum and spice aromas on the nose that continue on the palate. This is a delicious wine with a generous palate, fine-grained tannins, a voluptuous structure and a long finish." (2015 vintage)

70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc

Jean-Francois Meynard and Christelle Gauthier produce wine from three different Bordeaux appellations, all close to the Dordogne River; Côtes de Castillon, Saint Emilion and Entre-Deux-Mers. The most famous estate being Château L’Etoile de Clotte, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru. Both of their families have roots in the region extending back to the 19th century. Located in Saint Magne De Castillon, Château Du Vieux Montpezat is a small 10 hectare property operated on the principles of organic agriculture.

Bordeaux's Côtes de Castillon appellation is a growing area with AOC status since 1989. The approximately 3000 hectares of vineyards border Saint-Émilion and Bergerac and has similar tasting wines which are less expensive than its famous neighbours.

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 per cent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.

A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

1 x Château Saint Julian Bordeaux Superior 2016 ~ Bordeaux, France

Organic

1 Star - Le Guide Hachette des Vins
2 Stars - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2015 vintage)
Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine, 2012: Argent
Le Guide Hachette des Vins, 2010: 1 Star
Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine, 2009: Bronze

Harmon Skurnik "This is one of the finest values in Bordeaux, showing depth and purity to its classical frame."

Jim English "Certified Organic Bordeaux from the Entre-Deux-Mers consisting of 30+-year-old vines grown on a clay and limestone soils. 100% hand-harvested, then made with indigenous yeast, fermented in concrete, and then aged in barrel (20% new). Notes of blackcurrant, mint, sandalwood, vanilla, & dark purple fruit."

Reverse Wine Snob "..Fantastique!.... An earthy aroma that also features some dark fruit, lots of dried herbs and a little mint and cola. The wine tastes really delicious with the dark fruit taking center stage in the mouth but still balanced by some nice earthy streaks. Those hints of dried herbs from the nose carry over and you’ll also find some oaky licorice notes. All of this is wrapped up in a very smooth, almost creamy texture. It ends dry with a mineral-tinged finish featuring lingering cola and licorice notes under more of that delicious dark fruit." (2010 vintage)

Reverse Wine Snob "you may be wondering about the “Superieur” designation on this wine, which is exactly as it sounds — a label given to wines that have slightly more stringent production regulations than the regular Bordeaux wines.....the Bordeaux Superieur wines tend to come from older vines with lower yields and they spend more time aging before their release."

The Winemaker "While the image of Bordeaux is formed by the prestige of the Classified Growths of the Medoc and Haut Medoc, the region offers many small, quality-driven family-owned properties from the satellite appellations along the banks of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. My ‘Bordeaux Collection’ represents the fine work of dedicated winemakers crafting wines from these lesser-known areas. Discover the delicious, food-friendly and great value wines from these wonderful regions."

73% Merlot & 27% Cabernet Sauvignon

Chateau Saint Julian is the second wine made by the winemakers who from the remarkable Chateau La Grangere in St. Emilion. This Ecocert certified organic wine is made from mostly Merlot grown on limestone slopes in the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux with an average age of 30 years. All of the grapes are hand-harvested and aged in barrique, with about 30% new barrels. The owner of this estate also owns the prestigious Saint-Emilion Grand Cru – the Château La Grangère – and a Graves de Vayres – the Château Tillede.

Entre-Deux-Mers is a large wine sub-region of Bordeaux in southwestern France. Its name translates literally as "between two seas", although the seas in question are in fact rivers – the Garonne and Dordogne, which respectively form the area's southern and northern boundaries. Entre-Deux-Mers is home to various appellations, which produce wines in styles ranging from the sweet botrytized whites of Cadillac, Loupiac and Sainte-Croix-du-Mont – all close to the northeast bank of the Garonne – to the dry table wines of Sainte-Foy and Graves de Vayres, closer to the Dordogne. The extended region along the Garonne, from the cluster of sweet white appellations as far as the area to the east of Bordeaux city, is the red wine appellation Côtes de Bordeaux – until 2009 called Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, a title now reserved for sweet whites.

A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

1 x Château Le Vieux Serestin 2016 ~ Bordeaux, France

Jean-Baptiste Audy "A supple, rounded wine with a good body, beautiful aromas of red fruits intertwined with spicy and woody notes and ripe tannins. The Petit Verdot brings power and strength."

Jean Yves Chatt "A fruity, wide nose with notes of dried fruits, vanilla and elegant spicy notes....a harmonious balance of fullness and roundness on the palate with a pleasant fruity finish. The long and persistent finish adds a few mocha notes. Good potential for aging."

David Lawrason "Great value here. This is fragrant, very typical Bordeaux that’s well-rendered for the money." (2009 vintage)

Sara d'Amato "Open, flavourful, juicy and modern. Here is an approachable and expressive Medoc that is sure to have wide appeal." (2009 vintage)

44 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 44 % Merlot, 11% Petit verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc

Chateau Le Vieux Serestin is a Cru Artisan from the Medoc region of Bordeaux. It was was one of the first properties to be classified when Cru Artisan was introduced. Cru Artisan sits just below Cru Bourgeois and gathers together 46 family-owned estates that are committed to quality wine production, with eco-friendly agriculture, traceability and many other strict conditions. The winery owner is responsible for their winemaking, bottling has to be done at the Chateau and the wine must be tasted every year by the Cru Astisan classification body.

Chateau Le Vieux Serestin is planted with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit Verdot and cabernet franc. Its wines are aged in one or two-year-old barrels for six months.

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 per cent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.

A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

Decanter is considered one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world, judged by the world's leading wine critics. We've selected 4 beautiful reds and 2 mesmerising whites - all Decanter best rated and award winners. Exclusively from Pop Up Wine.

1 x Atticus Chardonnay 2010 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

95/100 James Halliday
94/100 James Halliday (2011 vintage)
96/100 James Halliday (2013 vintage)
96/100 James Halliday (2014 vintage)
96/100 James Halliday (2016 vintage)
95/100 James Halliday (2006 vintage)
95/100 Huon Hooke (2006 vintage)

Silver - International Wine Challenge
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
Bronze - Royal Sydney Wine Show
Australian Wine Companion - Best Margaret River Wineries of the Regions 2020
5/5 Stars - Winestate Chardonnay Tasting
Decanter Magazine - 'Recommended'
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards (2009 vintage)
Silver - International Wine Challenge (2009 vintage)

Since the release of the Chapman Grove range in 2006, Chapman Grove wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals.

James Halliday "Vibrant green hue; nectarine, grapefruit and lots of attractive oak from judicious oak handling; the zesty acidity provides a lively palate that is direct and long, powerful and precise; a complex and heady blend of power and finesse the west is becoming famous for."

Winestate "Lovely deep golden-green chardonnay showing toasty nutty aromas and rich, full-bodied, fleshy palate, with attractive layers of varietal fruit intensity."

Decanter "Elegant and restrained with very nice notes of white peaches and nectarines. Medium-bodied, creamy and crisp with long stone fruit after taste."

Roger Jones "Lush, rich and lingering, full-on texture and multi-layered lingering fruit and developing well."

Alessandro Marchesan "Elegant and restrained with very nice notes of white peaches and nectarines. Medium-bodied, creamy and crisp with long stone fruit after taste."

James Halliday "A very successful venture under the control of CEO Ron Fraser. The wines come from the estate vineyards planted to chardonnay, Semillon, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.....[The winery's] ultra-premium wines are under the Atticus label."

Atticus is owned by Chapman Grove Wines; a small winery focussed on making limited edition fine wines from Margaret River, Western Australia. Described by Australia's N#1 wine critic, James Halliday as "a very successful venture", the winery is known for its highly rated wines and was established in 2005 by an esteemed veteran of the industry, Ron Fraser. Pop Up Wine has secured back vintages of a collection of its highly rated wines.

Atticus utilises exceptional fruit which is all 100% estate grown to create its world-class wines. Its range includes varieties most suited to the Margaret River climate, with French oak used to bring out flavours of the terroir, creating a true expression of the region.

The winery achieved the highly coveted 5 Red Star rating from James Halliday within three short years of first entering the Wine Companion in 2009. Since the the estate's first release in 2006, its wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze medals.

Chardonnay is the world's most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.

1 x Bottega "Gold" Prosecco Brut 2021 ~ Veneto, Italy

Gold Medal – Buyers Forum Award, Frontier Awards 2010
Bronze Medal – Decanter World Wine Award 2012
Arc Best Beverage Award (Airline Retail) 2013

Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 (2019 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "Packaged in what looks like a solid gold bottle, this easy sparkler offers fresh acidity and clean fruit aromas. The gold packaging gives this particular bottle a sassy, luxurious competitive edge."

The Winemaker "Clear, fruity and flowery with scents of Golden apple, Williams pear, acacia flowers and lily of the valley ... harmonious, elegant and fresh"

A Prosecco from the multi-award-winning winery - Bottega - famous for this - its top-end Prosecco served in gold bottles.

Bottega Gold is a Brut (Dry) sparkling wine, made using the Glera grapes grown in the Valdobbiadene hills. This area is close to the Venetian Prealps and characterized by a climate perfect for this native variety of grape. The vineyards are located on a hilly territory that not only has a landscape of great value but also a long wine-growing tradition. Grapes are handpicked and softly pressed in the winery. The golden bottle protects the wine by any source of light, preserving its aroma and freshness thus giving the wine a longer life.

Prosecco is a sparkling white wine from the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine regions in north-eastern Italy. It is also the informal name for the grape variety used to make these wines, which is officially known as Glera. Since July 2009, the name 'Prosecco' has been regulated and protected under DOC law, ensuring that wines labeled with the name come only from the specified areas of north-eastern Italy.

1 x Chateau Haut Pinquat Rouge 2018 - Bordeaux, France

John Hattersley “Light and fruity with a lean, well-structured backbone, secondary notes are beginning to evolve adding further complexity over time. A fresh finish with eucalyptus and blackcurrant notes.”

80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

Château Haut Pinquat has been in the expert hands of the Mayé family for two generations. The small 15-hectare vineyard lies just outside the historic town of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, about 50km south-east of Bordeaux.

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, is one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. While Bordeaux is well regarded for wines produced within specific districts or communes, many of its wines fall under other, broader appellations. These include AOC Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur. The Bordeaux Rouge appellation accounts for more than one-third of all production.

A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

1 x Château Du Vieux Montpezat 2014 ~ Bordeaux, France

Organic

Acclaimed owner of a St Emillion Grand Cru

Connoisseur "Forward in character and crowd-pleasing in style, with the ability to age."

Wine Enthusiast "This lightly structured wine is all fruit. Its red berry flavors are already well integrated with the smoky tannins that form its core." (2014 vintage)

The Winemaker "Aromas of cherries, cassis, blueberries, cedar, tobacco, cocoa, pencil, pepper, laurel, oregano and violet. Fleshy, juicy, velvety on the palate, dense fruit, delicately spicy, complex, very elegant and long-lasting. Aged for 12 months in 1/3 new oak barrels." (2014 vintage)

Roger Barlow "There are very pleasant fruity, ripe plum and spice aromas on the nose that continue on the palate. This is a delicious wine with a generous palate, fine-grained tannins, a voluptuous structure and a long finish." (2015 vintage)

70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc

Jean-Francois Meynard and Christelle Gauthier produce wine from three different Bordeaux appellations, all close to the Dordogne River; Côtes de Castillon, Saint Emilion and Entre-Deux-Mers. The most famous estate being Château L’Etoile de Clotte, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru. Both of their families have roots in the region extending back to the 19th century. Located in Saint Magne De Castillon, Château Du Vieux Montpezat is a small 10 hectare property operated on the principles of organic agriculture.

Bordeaux's Côtes de Castillon appellation is a growing area with AOC status since 1989. The approximately 3000 hectares of vineyards border Saint-Émilion and Bergerac and has similar tasting wines which are less expensive than its famous neighbours.

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 per cent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.

A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

1 x Château Saint Julian Bordeaux Superior 2016 ~ Bordeaux, France

Organic

1 Star - Le Guide Hachette des Vins
2 Stars - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2015 vintage)
Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine, 2012: Argent
Le Guide Hachette des Vins, 2010: 1 Star
Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine, 2009: Bronze

Harmon Skurnik "This is one of the finest values in Bordeaux, showing depth and purity to its classical frame."

Jim English "Certified Organic Bordeaux from the Entre-Deux-Mers consisting of 30+-year-old vines grown on a clay and limestone soils. 100% hand-harvested, then made with indigenous yeast, fermented in concrete, and then aged in barrel (20% new). Notes of blackcurrant, mint, sandalwood, vanilla, & dark purple fruit."

Reverse Wine Snob "..Fantastique!.... An earthy aroma that also features some dark fruit, lots of dried herbs and a little mint and cola. The wine tastes really delicious with the dark fruit taking center stage in the mouth but still balanced by some nice earthy streaks. Those hints of dried herbs from the nose carry over and you’ll also find some oaky licorice notes. All of this is wrapped up in a very smooth, almost creamy texture. It ends dry with a mineral-tinged finish featuring lingering cola and licorice notes under more of that delicious dark fruit." (2010 vintage)

Reverse Wine Snob "you may be wondering about the “Superieur” designation on this wine, which is exactly as it sounds — a label given to wines that have slightly more stringent production regulations than the regular Bordeaux wines.....the Bordeaux Superieur wines tend to come from older vines with lower yields and they spend more time aging before their release."

The Winemaker "While the image of Bordeaux is formed by the prestige of the Classified Growths of the Medoc and Haut Medoc, the region offers many small, quality-driven family-owned properties from the satellite appellations along the banks of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. My ‘Bordeaux Collection’ represents the fine work of dedicated winemakers crafting wines from these lesser-known areas. Discover the delicious, food-friendly and great value wines from these wonderful regions."

73% Merlot & 27% Cabernet Sauvignon

Chateau Saint Julian is the second wine made by the winemakers who from the remarkable Chateau La Grangere in St. Emilion. This Ecocert certified organic wine is made from mostly Merlot grown on limestone slopes in the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux with an average age of 30 years. All of the grapes are hand-harvested and aged in barrique, with about 30% new barrels. The owner of this estate also owns the prestigious Saint-Emilion Grand Cru – the Château La Grangère – and a Graves de Vayres – the Château Tillede.

Entre-Deux-Mers is a large wine sub-region of Bordeaux in southwestern France. Its name translates literally as "between two seas", although the seas in question are in fact rivers – the Garonne and Dordogne, which respectively form the area's southern and northern boundaries. Entre-Deux-Mers is home to various appellations, which produce wines in styles ranging from the sweet botrytized whites of Cadillac, Loupiac and Sainte-Croix-du-Mont – all close to the northeast bank of the Garonne – to the dry table wines of Sainte-Foy and Graves de Vayres, closer to the Dordogne. The extended region along the Garonne, from the cluster of sweet white appellations as far as the area to the east of Bordeaux city, is the red wine appellation Côtes de Bordeaux – until 2009 called Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, a title now reserved for sweet whites.

A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

1 x Château Le Vieux Serestin 2016 ~ Bordeaux, France

Jean-Baptiste Audy "A supple, rounded wine with a good body, beautiful aromas of red fruits intertwined with spicy and woody notes and ripe tannins. The Petit Verdot brings power and strength."

Jean Yves Chatt "A fruity, wide nose with notes of dried fruits, vanilla and elegant spicy notes....a harmonious balance of fullness and roundness on the palate with a pleasant fruity finish. The long and persistent finish adds a few mocha notes. Good potential for aging."

David Lawrason "Great value here. This is fragrant, very typical Bordeaux that’s well-rendered for the money." (2009 vintage)

Sara d'Amato "Open, flavourful, juicy and modern. Here is an approachable and expressive Medoc that is sure to have wide appeal." (2009 vintage)

44 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 44 % Merlot, 11% Petit verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc

Chateau Le Vieux Serestin is a Cru Artisan from the Medoc region of Bordeaux. It was was one of the first properties to be classified when Cru Artisan was introduced. Cru Artisan sits just below Cru Bourgeois and gathers together 46 family-owned estates that are committed to quality wine production, with eco-friendly agriculture, traceability and many other strict conditions. The winery owner is responsible for their winemaking, bottling has to be done at the Chateau and the wine must be tasted every year by the Cru Astisan classification body.

Chateau Le Vieux Serestin is planted with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit Verdot and cabernet franc. Its wines are aged in one or two-year-old barrels for six months.

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 per cent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.

A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.