Chateau des Trois Tours has proved to be one of our best selling Clarets and I can well understand why. This is a relatively new Claret to Bordeaux-Undiscovered that I introduced to the UK this year and it really is very fine.
Coming from a very good year, the 2009 vintage, Chateau des Trois Tours has an intense bouquet and flavours of ripe blackberry, coffee, raspberry and vanilla, a hint of oak coupled with a very fine long liquorice finish.
Des Trois Tours ages well and is a seductive wine being supple with silky tannins, complexity and depth, as well as being extremely well balanced.
I recommend you decant Des Trois Tours 2 hours before serving. It’s ideal with beef, venison, game pies, duck, beef wellington and feathered game such as pheasant, guinea fowl and partridge. It’s also great with strong hard cheeses.
The chateau of Des Trois Tours is an ancient fortified estate and lies at Caumont near Sauveterre de Guyenne. With its three remaining towers (from which the chateau takes its name), defensive walls and moat it is actually one of the oldest local properties.
Formerly known as Chateau Roboam, named for a Knight who joined the Crusades, Chateau Des Trois Tours has a fascinating history – it was once the property of Jeanne d’Albret (1528 – 1572), Queen of Navarre.
The House of Albret was one of the most powerful feudal families in medieval France. The Lords of Albret became Kings of Navarre and Jeanne d’Albret was the mother of Henry IV, King of France. Jeanne d’Albret stayed at Chateau des Trois Tours several times with her son, the King.
Today the chateau is owned by the Lumeau family who have been wine makers for 8 generations, establishing Vignobles Lumeau in 1840. It is run by Claude and Betty Lumeau and their son Xavier, who joined the family business in 2008. They own several chateau connected to the estate: La Truille de Candale, Les Terrasses de Bouey, Les Leotins, Pigean Lacombe and Grand Rousseau.
Chateau Des Trois Tours 2009 is one of those wines that are simply too good to miss out on. As part of our Christmas Offers we promised that we would reduce some of our customer favourites as a thank you for all your support this year. We have reduced the price of Des Trois Tours from £9.10 to only £7.73 a bottle. Stocks are limited so please order swiftly to avoid disappointment.