Merlot * 150cl * 13.0% ABV * Pomerol
Chateau La Croix is the Janoueix family's jewel in their crown. Sacre Coeur is a single-varietal wine from a micro-plot (just 3.5 acres) in Pomerol - one of Bordeaux's most prestigious Right Bank appellations. Neighbouring properties include Le Pin and Petrus (some of the most sought-after names by Bordeaux collectors). A dark ruby red in colour, with an almost inky texture, this oozes elegance and voluptuousness from the get-go: violets, blackcurrant, mint, vanilla and baking spices, toasted wood - all the hallmarks of good Merlot. Robust tannins suggest this has plenty of time ahead of it, but with a little time in the decanter, these should soften. Only 3,000 bottles are produced every year.