Mature Claret Offer in Big Bottles from Glorious Château Loudenne – OCTOBER ONLY
Order now for delivery in December – Vintages from 1996 – 2020
An exclusive UK offer.
This is a very rare and brilliant opportunity for discerning claret lovers to purchase wines direct from the cellar of this fantastic Médoc property. Our offer closes at the end of October so we can get the wines to you in early December, in time for the festive season. Perfect to drink and gift!
Please be quick, as stock is limited.
In collaboration with Château Loudenne, the Médoc’s oldest Cru Bourgeois Estate, we are delighted to be able to offer you a unique and exclusive selection of their big bottles packed especially for us, direct from their cellars.
The vintage range spans from 1996 to 2020, all offering exceptional value for money. These larger formats provide very high quality drinking due to slow maturation and therefore, increased complexity. Drinking these older vintages in big bottles is a rarity and will provide you with phenomenal enjoyment.. This is a wonderful opportunity for shrewd claret buyers.
Our offer will close before the end of October so we can ship the wines to you in time for Christmas.
Prices listed below include VAT and duty and are available subject to final confirmation. E&OE. ETA December 2023. 75cl bottles are supplied in carboard cartons, all remaining bottle sizes are supplied in original wooden packaging.
Tasting notes on each of the vintages can be found at the bottom of this offer.
For those of you who would like to purchase your wines in bond in order to store them, please get in touch as in bond prices are available on all the wines upon request. Please let me know and I can send over in bond prices.
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Limited time offer, please order ASAP to save disappointment by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 07984248563
Château Loudenne has a rich history with vines reputed to have been planted by The Romans on the 1st century AD. The vineyard lies to the North of Saint-Estèphe on the banks of the Gironde Estuary. The property’s close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean lends the Château a wonderful gravel-limestone terroir. Château Loudenne boasts it’s own port on the Estuary, from where their wines were exported direct to the UK throughout the 19th and early 20th century. Today, world-famous consultant oenologist Michel Rolland is involved in the winemaking. The beautiful pink Château has a history of hosting extravagant events and entertaining.
“I first came across the Château on our honeymoon aged 20 & 22 (a few years ago), where Bordeaux legend Martin Bamford MW organized a lunch party of 20 for us including 3 Masters of Wine. Somewhat daunting, but we held our own!” Esme Johnstone
1996 – A great vintage producing a concentrated, complex wines with aromas of cedarwood and spice with a lovely velvety tannic finish
1997 – Wine at maturity with very silky tannins and fine, dense old factory material. Tiled red, chocolate, tobacco, a little undergrowth, and flavours of blackcurrant and ripe fruit.
1998 – A very classic Bordeaux vintage. This blend 60% merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. It shows rather earthy, complex, expressive flavours and a very long finish.
1999 – Another very classic Bordeaux vintage. Powerful and elegant on the nose (toast and tobacco), full-bodied with a very long finish.
2000 – One of the great, due to almost perfect growing conditions the wine that was full-bodied, balanced and very rich in aromas have evolved with age to become more velvety.
2001 – An exceptional vintage for Loudenne, selected by Decanter as among the best wines of the year. Imposing silky tannins in its youth, it aged very well and shows now finesse with liquorice and toasted Flavours.
2002 – The vintage came good with perfect weather conditions before and during the harvest. With dense and serious tannins when young, the wine ages very well and shows today finesse and elegance.
2003 – After 20 years of ageing the 2003 is still full bodied and with good fruit flavours 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc 1% Malbec.
2005 – Another great vintage – soft mellow rich fruit with an excellent finish. The Cabernet Sauvignon adds tremendous flavour.
2006 – Bright, elegant and at its peak now. In magnums even better with 4-5 years ahead of it.
2009 – From this great forward and hot vintage. The proximity to the estuary shielded the grapes from the extreme heat to produce a very drinkable now and for the next 5-10 years.
2010 – A classic vintage especially for the cabernet. Rich dry fruit with silky tannins.
2011 – A lighter vintage perfect for drinking now. Good fruit and balance – delicious
2012 – Not a heavy weighty wine, but a very pleasant claret that will be fabulous in double magnums & jeroboams.
2014 – Drinking well with crunchy almost stewed red fruit flavours – much better than I was expecting.
2016 – Surprisingly light for this exceptional vintage but it will develop into a very special wine in the coming few years.
2017 – At its peak and lovely right now, Drink in the next 2-3 years.
2018 – Chewy, spicy, rich, ripe red. Good, well balanced, tannins. Wow!
2019 – Forward as expected with ripe, concentrated fruit. Drinkable already and will only get better & better.
2020 -Very supple ripe red fruit that comes alive in the glass. Delicious already but needs to be kept in the cellar for a couple of years if you can wait.
Offered duty & VAT Paid, subject to remaining unsold and final confirmation. E&OE. ETA December 2023