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CHATEAU TIMBERLAY

Bordeaux Supérieur

“No ensemble of French wine is complete without a great Bordeaux. 'Claret' has been one of the most popular wines in England since the Middle Ages. And this is a great introduction from a historic château”

ELIZABETH KELLY MW

Wine Information

About the wine

This is a Merlot-dominated claret, with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. In comparison to the Cabernet-heavy blends elsewhere in Bordeaux, this means it's remarkably smooth, rounded and supple. Try it with roast beef.

 

About the producer

Château Timberlay can trace its history back to the 14th century. It was destroyed in the French revolution but was rebuilt with a fierce loyalty to its traditional methods. The winemaking team pick the grapes by hand and carry out a strict grape selection process. As a result, the estate boasts prestigious Bordeaux Supérieur status.

 

About the region

Bordeaux is divided by the Gironde estuary. Either side of the river is the Left and Right Bank. This is made on the Right Bank, where Merlot does best in clay- limestone soils. Merlot ripens early, and this means that it thrives in this conditions.

Dry
Sweetness
Sweet
Low
Acidity
High
Low
Tannins
High
Light
Body
Full