Château de Sales

  •   Bordeaux, France
  •   Smooth Red
  •   Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  •   2010
SKU
CHAT-SALE-2010
Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
CHAT-SALE-2010-6-750-DP
6 x 750ml
£276.00
Only 19 left in stock
Delivery early December 2020
"Without doubt the best wine ever made by owner Bruno de Lambert. Well done." 90 pts, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

Château de Sales is located in the north-west of the Pomerol appellation. With 47.6 hectares (117 acres) under vine out of the 90 hectares (222 acres) that make up the property, it is the largest vineyard in the Pomerol appellation and still remains under family ownership.

As ever fewer estates remain family-owned, the largest one in Pomerol is still run by the same family as it was five centuries ago – an exception indeed in the Bordeaux region. Château de Sales has been passed down from generation to generation ever since it was acquired by Bertrand de Sauvanelle in the late 15th century. Since 1464, Château de Sales has seen four different families: the Sauvanelles, the Desaygues, the de Laages and the Lamberts, changes in family name occuring when the estate was passed down through the women of the family.

Château de Sales is currently owned by the Lamberts and their children, who are direct descendants of the Sauvanelles.

"Good medium ruby. Blackcurrant, violet and a dusty mineral note on the deep nose. Dense, lush and chewy, offering, pure, precise dark berry and floral flavors. Finishes broad, saline and very long, with a density of texture and a degree of fruit concentration that I have never before found in De Sales--and that I didn't even think was possible in view of this estate's very sandy soils. Without doubt the best wine ever made by owner Bruno de Lambert. Well done." 90 pts, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

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More Information
  Bottle size 750
  Duty Paid / In Bond Duty Paid
  Vintage 2010
  Country France
  Region Bordeaux
  Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  Wine Type Red wines
  Wine Style Smooth Red
  Winemaking Sustainable farming
  Oak Mildly Oaked
  Drinkability Drink now
  Sweetness Dry
  Food Match Fowl - Roast Chicken, Fowl - Roast Turkey, Occasions - Barbecue, Pasta - Spaghetti Carbonara, Pasta - Truffle & Porcini Tagliolini, Red Meat - Charcuterie
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