Chateau Tour de Luchey Bordeaux Rouge 2017/2018
£12.95 per bottle
We have tasted this many times and it is one of the best clarets we have found for £11.95.
The Tour de Luchey is a Merlot dominant estate on the silty banks of the Dordogne river. The Luchey was the king`s usher, who occupied the medieval tower on the estate and monitored cargo bound for the royal courts. This supple blend is vinified to preserve the youthful charm and ripeness of the fruit and offer an attractive easy drinking claret. It is luscious, well balanced with red fruits, good weight and ripe tannins.
Will complement grilled meats, casseroles and well flavoured cheeses.
The largest appellation of France and the world`s greatest source of fine wine. Located in the southwest of France on the Atlantic coast, the region of Bordeaux follows the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers and their confluence as the Gironde as it flows north into the Atlantic ocean.
The Tour de Luchey is an estate of 16.31ha predominantly planted with Merlot vines on the silty banks of the Dordogne River. These vines are 40 years old and produce grapes with an old vine richness. Luchey was the king`s usher, who occupied the medieval tower on the estate and monitored cargo bound for the royal courts
"This is a sleek, smooth, young merlot-based Bordeaux (plus a splash of cabs franc and sauvignon) from a generous year. I like the leafiness and flow of juice, like redcurrant and cranberry coulis. One to drink now, by the case."
Victoria Moore, The Telegraph, 23rd November 2019 (2018 vintage)