Our boutique vineyard,  Château du Faure Haut Normand, lies in the village of Saillans overlooking Fronsac known as the ‘Tuscany of Bordeaux’ where we offer a unique combination of winemaking and wine selling. We bring together the knowledge of winemaking with extensive personal contacts within the Bordeaux wine trade to deliver a new approach to selling wine including buying wine en primeur.

Our online shop provides the opportunity to buy red wines from Bordeaux that we believe are not only excellent examples of region’s reputation but offer excellent value for money. Believe it or not we have also sourced some amazing white wines from Bordeaux, something the region is less famous for.

Our Wine

Château du Faure Haut Normand 2018

Official Tasting Notes:
Deep layers of red fruit with powerful yet refined tannins the 2018 vintage promises to be one of the best full stop. A damp autumn followed by a long hot dry summer that lasted well into October resulted in a harvest that whilst small was beautifully rich and strong. Early barrel tastings suggested a well structured wine and the decision to put it into one year old French oak, rather than new, was taken to ensure a softer, gentler wine without too much weighty wood.

Drinking perfectly by 2021 up to 2040

€15.00 Per Bottle - Buy Online

Our Wine

Chateau du Faure Haut Normand – 2019

Official Tasting Notes:
The latest vintage from the rejuvenated Château du Faure Haut Normand, 100% Merlot, hand-picked then aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. This year we used 50% new oak and 50% one year old barrels to optimise the flavours.

The summer was long and hot so the harvest was smaller than usual and we have only 200 cases available (so get in quick!). However the heat produced a wine that is soft with plenty of body and depth of flavour.

We gave it an extra 3 months in oak so compared to the 2018 it is more rounded, with strawberry rather than blackcurrant flavours, it smells more chocolatey and is a little less spicy. This is a deep and powerful wine, with enough fruit to stop it being too thick or ‘jammy’. 

Needs decanting for an hour or two before drinking but already goes beautifully with red meats and cheese – we had it with a glorious rib of beef the other day…awesome!

Will of course keep getting better and will last until 2040 with good cellaring – well any dark room without too much heat will do just fine – but will be drinking beautifully by the time the winter nights start drawing in.

€17.50 Per Bottle - Buy Online

John’s Specials

All the wines you find for sale on this website are special to us otherwise we wouldn’t have selected them, but here are a few that we have chosen to highlight for a variety of reasons.
Please note that Last Chance means just that! Don’t miss out, fill up your wine cellar today.

Mixed Cases

Mixed Cases also offer great value. If you trust our judgement we have put together three mixed cases of wine. These include some of our most favourite red wines from Bordeaux and just to show you we’re not kidding when we say that you can find some faboulous white wines from Bordeaux, we have also included 2 bottles of Virginie de Valandraud Blanc – 2015 in the Winter Luxury Case

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