Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot and Petit Verdot
13 hectares (32 acres) of 20-year-old vines
growing in deep Garonne gravel beds.
Mechanically harvested when the fruit is optimally ripe.
It is sorted with optical screening equipment.
Fermented in coated concrete tanks equipped
with temperature control. The winemaking techniques,
pumping over, rack and return are used according
to the needs of the vintage and the fruit.
More-ish, fruity nose.
Silky, chewy tannins.
Attractive fresh and aromatic ﬁnish.
Solid structure. Beautiful fruit. Everything comes together harmoniously, with a fresh finish.
Bettane et Desseauve - June 2014
Service : 16°C / Ageing : 10 years Visual aspect: superb, very luminous. Nose: very delicate and elegant on splendid fruity aromas. Palate: full-bodied, charming and sumptuous, revealing fruity flavours again. Match with food: leg of lamb served with small vegetables.
Comments: a splendid wine!
Sommeliers International n° 135 - Spring 2012
In 2007, an under-estimated year, which produced aromatic, soft wines, but with real flesh and above all lots of freshness, the Calèches that was made has already become a lovely bottle of subtle, distinguished, very digestible wine, basically what you expect from a good Bordeaux.
Le Monde Magazine - February 2010
Pretty robe with crimson hints. Appealing floral and fruity bouquet. A smooth, quite light wine with subtle body. A well-made, approachable wine that can be enjoyed now. A nicely made, expressive wine that is a joy to taste.
Score: 85/100 - Gilbert et Gaillard 2008 Guide
Intense crimson robe. Fruity bouquet reminiscent of Griotte and ripe cherry. Pleasing on the palate, this wine combines fruit, freshness and body. Smooth, balanced and quite long.
Score: 83/100 - Gilbert et Gaillard Guide - December 2003
Intense, pure garnet robe. Clean bouquet of very ripe fruit against a background of humus and spice. Concentrated palate with flesh and balance. The nose aromas return on the palate with a hint of liquorice on the finish.
A straightforward, honest wine, ready now.
Score: 83/100 - Gilbert et Gaillard Guide - April 2005