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Chateau d’Armailhac, AC Pauillac, 5th growth, 2007

Meritage blend – Cabernets and Merlot
Chateau d’Armailhac, AC Pauillac, 5th growth, 2007
Bordeaux, France

This property belongs to one of the most noble and outstanding producers in the world, the family of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, a global powerhouse best known for its flagship 1st growth, Chateau Mouton-Rothschild.

This fine red Bordeaux from the classic appellation of Pauillac is made up of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon giving backbone, tannic structure and blackberry and cedar notes. The 23% of Merlot fleshes it out, giving body, and plum and chocolate notes, and the 23% Cabernet Franc gives floral notes and added complexity.
This property is a Grand Cru Classe, and is highly regarded in the Medoc as a top performing 5th growth.

Food and wine pairing: Red meats and hard cheese are the ideal match as they compliment the tannins in the wine.

Dr. Loosen, Erdener Treppchen, Spatlese, 2011

Riesling
Dr. Loosen, Erdener Treppchen, Spatlese, 2011
Mosel valley, Germany

Ernst Loosen is the owner of a winery that can trace its history back over 200 years. This wine comes from the Treppchen vineyard, close to the town of Erden.
A “Spatlese” is made from late harvest grapes that have achieved a high level of ripeness. This, combined with the halting of the fermentation, has created a wine with a pleasant degree of sweetness.

The nose is perfumed with aromas of sweet apples, peaches and apricots, and shows excellent freshness and minerality. The palate is medium sweet, finishing slightly drier, with medium body, and enough acidity to counter-balance the sweetness. A host of stone fruit and tropical fruit flavors unravel on the palate leading into a beautiful long finish.

Food and wine pairing: The medium sweet character of the wine will suit spicy Indian and Asian dishes, and fresh fruit plates.