CHATEAU CANTEMERLE: Revitalised in the 1980s, Cantemerle is known as a ‘Fifth Growth’ estate but offers classic expressions of Bordeaux, set to more fine, elegant styling. Savour judicious spicy oak woven through dark fruit character with faint, floral lift . Expect to pay around $70 per bottle.
LAFON-ROCHET: Typically a cabernet dominant wine, the Lafon-rochet house style champions restraint over bombastic character. The wines are often ideal for medium to longer term cellaring, but in youth drink at medium weight with firm, fine tannins. Slow cooked dishes at the ready. Expect to pay around $90 per bottle.