Chateau Valoux Rouge, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, 2015


A fantastic left bank wine made by George’s friends, the Lurton Family. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, this wine is from the Pessac-Leognan growing area which is located in the northern part of the Graves region. Famous for both red AND white wines which can’t be said for most of the Bordeaux region.The Graves region was actually favoured by the English (would you care for some claret old cheese?) as the British actually ruled the Aquitaine region for the best part of 300 years back in the 12th- 14th Centuries. And of course, lest we forget, P-L is home to one of the greatest Bordeaux chateaux – Haut Brion.


Bursting with black fruits and blueberry. Intense cassis. Black cherry.Toasty. Graphite. Buttery oak and vanilla. Hint of raisins and dried fruit.


Smooth and ripe. Great structure. All of those flavours above. Intense dark fruits and a hint of leafiness coming from this predominantly Cabernet wine.

Rib of beef, venison, duck breast, lamb kebabs and rack of lamb and ratatouille.