The export manager of this impressive estate nabbed me at a wine show when I had no real interest in adding a new Bordeaux supplier. But I was impressed and I didn’t forget. So when ‘our’ Château Coursou was sold to a Chinese buyer unwilling to export to the UK, the lovely wines of owner and oenologue Philippe Carretero were a shoo-in to our range.
Vineyard size 45 hectares. Organic since 2012.
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Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge ‘Cuvée Edouard’ AOP, Château Rioublanc
This Bordeaux is a deep garnet in colour. Its nose is intense, with blackcurrant and blackberry notes and hints of violet, vanilla and pepper. On the palate it’s flavours are round and fresh with elegant tannins and a long finish.
There is a superb balance : it’s very accessible while expressing great complexity. Whilst ready to drink now, it will reach its peak within 2 years, and its structure allows for a further 3-6 years cellaring.
Ideal with red meats, casseroles, roasted dishes and cheese, or to drink on its own.