If you are fond of great wines and would like to present a bottle as a gift, we recommend two true jewels from one of the world’s best appellations of origin, the French Bordeaux. These wines come from a prodigious terroir surrounded by rolling hills, covered with rich vineyards, and guarded by beautiful medieval villages and old chateaux.
The centuries-old tradition of excellence in wine production, the style, elegance, and savoir-faire has spread around the world making the wines from Bordeaux coveted objects of desire. With more than 105,000 hectares, where 53 different denominations originate, and more than 3,000 farms, 200 of which are world renowned, this wine enclave has become Paradise for enologists.
Let us introduce to you two incomparable creations that would prompt any wine buff to pay gladly large sums of money for the pleasure of tasting them.
Petrus Pomerol 1984
WINERY: Château Pétrus // REGION: Pomerol, Bordeaux // GRAPES: Cabernet Franc, Merlot
The mythical Château Pétrus is located in Pomerol, in the French area of Aquitaine in the canton of Libourne, Bordeaux. This winery applies great care and expertise to the elaboration of Petrus, a “breeding” that will immediately captivate wine aficionados for its virtuosity. Petrus 1984 has an intense cherry color and aromas of ripe plums, dried flowers and fresh figs, quince and pears, accompanied by mineral notes and spices like cinnamon, cloves, and incense. In the mouth, it is robust, creamy, deep and rich. The finish is elegant, subtle and complex. This exceptional wine will leave you wanting more, and can make a special dinner an enduring event.
Château Angélus 2009
WINERY: Château Angélus // REGION: Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux // GRAPES: Merlot 100%
For four generations, the Boüard de Laforest family has been producing superb wines in their Château Angelus in Saint-Emilion, a small and beautiful town near Bordeaux. This renowned winery, surrounded by winding vines, is situated in the middle of a natural amphitheater encircled by the three ancient churches of Saint-Emilion, which at noon ring their bells, evoking the times in which grape growers stopped their chores to thank God and pray the Angelus. That old tradition gives its name to one of the winery’s best vintages, Chateau Angelus, a wine that stands out for its rich violet hue with aromas of red and black fruits, licorice, and mineral touches. In the mouth, it is intensely tannic with a fruity catharsis and a hint of jasmine. With a smooth and lingering finish, this wine definitely shows an exceptional quality. ■