Chateau Haut Rian Cuvee Prestige

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux A/C
by Michel Dietrich
Chateau Haut Rian Cuvee Prestige

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Only produced with particularly good vintages, it never fails to live up to expectations. This red wine is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Cabernet Franc. It is medium-full bodied, but elegant and smooth with a lovely balance between ripe fruit, hints of oak and fine tannins. Superbly made and perfect with red meats or a strong hard cheese.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux A/C
by Michel Dietrich

RRP: €17.40

Price: €15.95

Only produced with particularly good vintages, it never fails to live up to expectations. This red wine is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Cabernet Franc. It is medium-full bodied, but elegant and smooth with a lovely balance between ripe fruit, hints of oak and fine tannins. Superbly made and perfect with red meats or a strong hard cheese.

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country:
France
region:
Bordeaux
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
abv:
13
style:
Red
code:
10375
enjoy with:
Duck With A Savoury Sauce, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Soft Cheese
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

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country:
France
region:
Bordeaux
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
abv:
13
style:
Red
code:
10375
enjoy with:
Duck With A Savoury Sauce, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Soft Cheese

Wine Makers

Chateau Haut Rian Cuvee Prestige by Michel Dietrich

Michel and Isabelle Dietrich own some of the best sites on the hillsides of Rions, all south or southeast facing on limestone soils. These are details which make all the difference to me when choosing a wine for our list. Both Michel and Isabelle come from a winemaking tradition-Michel's family are winemakers from Alsace, and Isabelle's family are Champagne winemakers.

 

Taking his family experience, his qualifications from the universities of Beaune and Bordeaux, Michael set off to work with an Australian winery for 7 years before establishing Chateau Haut Rian in 1988. These are the other details which set this wine apart. A skillful winemaker, with experience in the very different regions of Alsace and Australia, he produces a range of meticulously made wines at a great price.

 

Owen Murphy from Wines Direct spent the harvest at Chateau Haut Rian, so saw at first hand the care and attention required to produce these lovely wines, finishing each evening with a nice drop to accompany Isabelle's excellent cooking!

In The Press

Press Reviews

"This wine exudes fine ripe blackcurrant fruit from old vines, while 12 months ageing in new oak barrels gives a toasty gloss. The result is wine of Cru Bourgeois quality at Chilean prices. It would be delicious with pan fried medallions of pork and creamy Dauphinoise potatoes." Tomas Clancy, Sunday Business Post.

"Good quality spicy Cabernet fruit backing up the Merlot makes this a real hit for the modest ask. Luscious, liquorice, cinnamon and cloves." Ernie Whalley, Sunday Times 2013

"Some interesting floral aromas mingling with spiced plum, supple tannin and elegant acidity." Martin Moran, Sunday Times 2013

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Favour! , 15/04/2016
By Deb C
A beaut of a wine with intense, deep fruit flavour. One of my absolute favourites to have received in the Wine Explorers Club so far.
The Sunday Times , 20/05/2014
By Ernie Whalley
The Sunday Times , 20/05/2014
By Martin Moran (Master of Wine)
Outstanding , 19/03/2014
By Caroline Byrne - Wine Blogger
"Gives so much for the modest asking price, with ripe cassis, silky tannins and a layered enjoyable finish. So don’t be put off by the complicated labels and scary prices of Bordeaux – ask for advice when buying and you’ll be rewarded with a wine less ordinary."
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Bordeaux in France

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