Château Citran 2005 Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux

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Château Citran 2005 Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux
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This stunning Left Bank Bordeaux blends 50% Merlot with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon from a text-book perfect vintage. The classic ageing in part new French oak adds a toasty spiciness to the wines, while the fruit flavours have moved towards the more mature flavours of dark berry fruit, earthy notes and savoury bite. It's smooth and rounded - and perfect with a rack of lamb.

2009 and 2010 vintages also available.

Bought this wine and so pleased I did, absolutely delicious and will certainly be ordering more. If you want a wine for a special occasion this is it. Go on spoil yourself. John

Plush, with plum and blackcurrant, it really is hugely classy and a real treat to find a 2005 of this quality at an affordable price. Tom Cannavan
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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

ArrayBordeaux, Médoc

Grape Variety

ArrayCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Country

France

Style

ArrayFull-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2005

Food Match

ArrayCheese (Strong), Lentils & Pulses, Steak

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

£24.95
  • Meet The Producer

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The Producer

One of the oldest of the Médoc houses, there is a mention of Citran dating back to 1235. The vineyard size was increased in the 19th Century with Citran becoming one of the most important châteaux in the early 20th Century. Huge investment in recent years has lead to rave reviews and a wine that punches well above its weight.

Winemaking

The wines are vinified in the traditional Bordeaux method with hand harvesting and sorting of the best grapes. The wines go through fermentation in barrel followed by ageing in both new and one year old French oak. The wines are fined with egg whites and bottled at the château.

The Region

If you had to think of one wine region in the world as being home to some of the world's greatest red wines, then the Médoc would be a top candidate.

This is one of France's wine jewels, a Bordeaux region which has some of the planet's biggest wine stars within it. Not tiny by any means; in fact, Médoc together with neighbour Graves produce over 100 times the volume of Burgundy's great red wines.

Here Cabernet Sauvignon is king, creating some of the most praised and expensive wines around (especially in the Haut-Médoc, where the gravelly soils are most common).
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Beautiful wine

Bought this wine and so pleased I did, absolutely delicious and will certainly be ordering more. If you want a wine for a special occasion this is it. Go on spoil yourself.

By John on 18th January 2018

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Lamb with Courgettes

We love this summery lamb recipe combining the delicate flavour of the chops with fresh veg and salty feta. The lamb needs a red wine, so this mature, earthy, fragrant red with smooth tannins will match it perfectly.
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Game Sausage Rolls

Who needs a plain old sausage roll when you can have a game sausage roll? The ultimate buffet nibble, these will go nicely with a medium bodied red with rich, dark fruit flavours to pair with the gamey notes.
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Tartiflette

The rich combination of potato, cheese, bacon and garlic could stop anyone in their tracks so pick ripe reds with good acidity or structured whites which will both cut through the delicious stodge!
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