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Bordeaux | Tuscany 750 ml
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Plum
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Its also
  • 90+
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    Old world icons gift box

    Our sommelier Alex selected for you two of amazing wines form old world. One classic Italian Chianti and one French Bordeaux is everything you need for complete dinner party or even as a great gift for any wine lover.
    This gift box includes:

    1x 2013 Felsina Beradenga, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

    This Tuscan estate has won the coveted Tre Bicchieri (Three Glasses) award 17 times, from Gambero Rosso, Italy’s acclaimed wine rating guide. This wine is a traditional style Chianti Classico with cedar, dried meat, dark chocolate and tobacco aromas. Full bodied, with silky and polished tannins and a fantastic, lingering finish. This is what good Chianti should taste like!
    92/100 James Suckling, 92/100 Wine Enthusiast, 92/100 Wine Spectator

    1x 2010 Château Haut-Bailly La Parde Haut Bailly, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France

    Château Haut-Bailly is a historic Grand Cru Classé wine estate located in Pessac-Léognan. One of the truly great estates in Bordeaux. The 2010 vintage shows good structure, with a graphite edge running from start to finish. Attractive spicy nose with coffee and chocolate. Some juniper and black pepper. Blueberries and dark cherries. Vibrant and smooth on the palate with good fruit and fine soft tannins. Smooth, long finish.
    91/100 Wine Spectator, 91/100 Wine Spectator

    Variety Description

    Red Bordeaux Blends

    Also known for their powerful structure and deep flavors. Dark fruits and berries such as plum and blackcurrant are commonly used to describe the flavors of red Bordeaux. Tannins tend to be relatively high in these wines, giving them a firm structure. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend.


    Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Tuscany has thirty-three Denominazioni di origine controllata (DOC) and nine Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). In the 1970s a new class of wines known in the trade as "Super Tuscans" emerged. These wines were made outside DOC/DOCG regulations but were considered of high quality and commanded high prices. More than 80% of the regions' production is in red wine.

    Country Description


    Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world's wines are French varieties, and wine is produced all throughout France. France is the second largest wine producer in the world after Italy. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions. Some of the more famous wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Chablis and the Rhône valley.

    Region Description


    A Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France, centred on the city of Bordeaux and covering the whole area of the Gironde department. Eighty-nine percent of wine produced in Bordeaux is red, with sweet white wines, dry whites, and also rosé and sparkling wines (Crémant de Bordeaux) collectively making up the remainder. The major reason for the success of winemaking in the Bordeaux region is the excellent environment for growing vines. The geological foundation of the region is limestone, leading to a soil structure that is heavy in calcium. Red Bordeaux is generally made from a blend of grapes. Permitted grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and rarely Carménère. White Bordeaux is predominantly, and exclusively in the case of the sweet Sauternes, made from Sémillon, Sauvignon blanc and Muscadelle.