Cap Royal Bordeaux Blanc 2017
The 2017 vintage for Cap Royal Blanc is as delicious and charming as ever. Its bright and clear golden yellow color leads to exotic fruit aromas, such as litchi, along with white flowers and lemon rind. This vintage offers a balance between intensity and roundness. Cap Royal’s Bordeaux white is 100% Sauvignon Blanc which comes from a selection of the best terroirs. The selection is of the most aromatic lots to produce a blend where purity remains the key element in the development of this wine.
Made by Château Pichon Baron, the illustrious 2nd growth estate in Pauillac, Cap Royal is named for the 14th century royal Cordouan lighthouse, the oldest in Europe which is situated at the entrance of Bordeaux’s Gironde River. Made under the expertise of the Pichon Baron team, Cap Royal is available in both white and red. Château Pichon Baron is owned by the AXA company which has a steadfast commitment of promoting the world's greatest wines. Serve this lovely French white as an aperitif or with white fish dishes, goat's milk cheeses and green salads with cucumbers and yogurt dressing.
Cap Royal Bordeaux Supérieur 2015Cap Royal is still our number one selling wine by volume! This incredible value wine is made by Jean René Matignon, winemaker of AXA’s flagship Pichon Baron. The 2015 vintage exhibits a nice, deep red color with purple reflections. A very rich nose which reveals crushed strawberry and blackberry aromas, with delicate wood overtones. The attack is supple and silky, then blackberries, black pepper and spicy vanilla notes take over. A royal finish for a wine of great finesse! This classic red is an oak aged blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from fine vineyards throughout the Médoc. Look for black fruit, wild strawberry and violet aromas with a touch of toasted bread. The mouth is ample and silky with a long finish. Perfect for foods on the grill or with cheese and pâté. Château Pichon Baron is owned by the AXA company which has a steadfast commitment of promoting the world's greatest wines.
Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron Pauillac 2006This wine comes from the very oldest vines grown on the historic plots of the Pichon Baron estate in Pauillac. This full-bodied, warm and forceful wine shows power thorough the mid-palate, yet all the ripe, dark fruit is delivered in a velvet texture. A captivating wine which shows Pichon's total commitment to crafting exceptional wines. The flagship estate in Bordeaux in the AXA portfolio is Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron, also known as Pichon Baron. Located in Pauillac, the estate produces some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines in the world. A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller percentages of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the style is one of ripe, intense red & black fruits with lovely floral notes and vanillan oak woven into the palate, along with structured, balanced tannins for long term cellar aging. The label is made in Reims, Champagne, by an old fashioned printer who is the only maker known to still use a method which sprays copper ink over a type of stencil to make these beautiful labels which are clearly one-of-a-kind. Planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2nd Growth estate of Pichon-Baron, has vines which average 30+ years. The property consistently produces top flight wines, and is often referred to as a 'super-second' performing well above its official pedigree. Located across from Chateau Latour and Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, the vineyard is superbly situated on gravelly soil with a full southerly exposure, and much of the vineyard is adjacent to that of Chateau Latour. AXA smarlty hired Jean-Michel Cazes of Lynch-Bages to oversee the vineyard and winemaking in the early 1980s through 2000 which initiated a quality renaissance that continues today.