Château Saint Hilaire Cru Bourgeois Médoc, 2012

Awards and Accolades

  • Silver Medal - Concours Général Agricole - Paris 2014

Château Saint Hilaire Cru Bourgeois Médoc, 2012
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This 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc blend is produced on deep gravel soils overlooking the Gironde estuary and aged for twelve months in oak, resulting in a rich, deep but very approachable style - the fruit is perfumed and ripe, leading to smooth blackcurrant and berry notes laced with toasty oak and spice. This will age well in bottle but fear not, you can drink it from the get-go.

Buy this if...you love classic Bordeaux.

We love this Cru Bourgeois for its classic Bordeaux style, fragrant berry fruit and sweet spice.
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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Médoc

Grape Variety

ArrayCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Country

France

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2012

Food Match

ArrayCheese (Strong), Lamb, Tomato-Based Dishes

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

Regular Price: £16.99

Special Price £14.99

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The Producer

The vineyards of Château Saint Hilaire were established in 1982 on the classic gravel soils of the Médoc overlooking the Gironde. Owner Adrien Uijttewaal expanded the estate with the purchase of vineyard sites in the adjoining village of Queyrac, and the winery was set up in 1995. The Château was granted Cru Bourgeois status in 2003 and now has 30 hectares at its disposal.
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Tom Cannavan Reviews

Don't just take our word for it; here's what wine writer Tom Cannavan has to say:

"A classic blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, aged for twelve months in barrels, from the gravel soils of Bordeaux’s ‘Left Bank’. Classic claret nose, a touch of gaminess, black fruit, cedar and the herbaceous streak of Cabernet Sauvignon. In the mouth this is a medium-bodied, juicy red, lean and framed by its tannins and acidity, giving this a certain austerity that lovers of the style will relish, though the sweet blackcurrant fruit does persist to the finish. Rare roast beef as its ideal companion perhaps?"

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 (although in the north, Cabernet Franc and Merlot do best).
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Great Wine

Relax your in good company, deep but friendly, blackcurrants all round.

By Francis on 22nd March 2018

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Roast Lamb with Herb Butter

Lamb is a classic match for Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balanced tannins and cedary flavours of the wine perfectly matching this simple, easy roast. So why not try the 50% Cabernet Château Saint Hilaire as a lovely match for this roast.
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Fromage Fort

A brilliant recipe to use up odds and ends of cheese - your final wine choice will depend slightly on which cheeses you use but plump for a smooth, fruity red and you won’t be going far wrong. A Médoc from the left bank of Bordeaux will be a great match.
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Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

This robust, flavoursome cut is nicely balanced by the punchy, herby sauce. Skirt needs a relatively well-structured red to soften the meat flavours, so plump for oaky Malbec or Cabernet but remember not to go too full-bodied or risk drowning out the green sauce. Try the Château Saint Hilaire for size.
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