Back to all wines
Chateau Les Combes, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, 2018

Buy 12
Save £17.94

Chateau Les Combes, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, 2018

From one 4.8 hectare plot with thin soils over limestone, among the highest in the appellation. 100% Merlot. This smells so appealing, with a toastiness that’s all from the very ripe fruit of a hot summer. Blackberry and mulberry heart,... Read More

In Stock Now

Chateau Les Combes, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, 2018

ColourRed

RegionBordeaux

GrowerFrederic Borderie

Grape VarietyMerlot

Vintage2018

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeGRC418

Style

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Frederic Borderie, Chateaux Les Combes and Les Gravieres de la Brandille, Bordeaux, France

Frederic Borderie, in his late 30s, is one of our stars, making delicious, perfumed whites and a range of reds which he fairly views as the equals - both in quality and longevity - of more expensive wines from grander appellations.

Modestly he ascribes their success to his vineyards being on gravelly river terraces of the Isle river, an underrated terroir with some similarities to the...

Discover More Frederic Borderie, Chateaux Les Combes and Les Gravieres de la Brandille, Bordeaux, France

Merlot

Origins       

  • Bordeaux region. Known by 18thC
  • Now much more widely planted in Bordeaux than Cabernet Sauvignon

Characteristics   

  • Productive - high yielding …but early budding, so vulnerable to frost (e.g. 1956)
  • In comparison to Cabernet Sauvignon: higher sugars and appealing...
Discover More Merlot

Here’s the full tasting note for...

Chateau Les Combes, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, 2018

From one 4.8 hectare plot with thin soils over limestone, among the highest in the appellation. 100% Merlot. This smells so appealing, with a toastiness that’s all from the very ripe fruit of a hot summer. Blackberry and mulberry heart, expansive, fleshy but all in balance. Long. Ready, but perfectly poised so will keep for years. Now-2025

Wine merchant with interesting wines. We are currently enjoying the mixed case of wines from Gascony. All are really delicious and fit a variety of foods. Delivery was swift. I would like to think…

Paul G

Read More
An excellent range of wines, and great value too. Friendly and helpful staff and quick delivery. Highly recommend.

C Kent

Read More
Great selection of imaginatively sourced wine and rapid, efficient delivery.

N Hugh-Smith

Read More
Some wine companies lean towards hype and publicity. Stone Vine & Sun lean towards grape and efficiency. Their depth of knowledge and experience and their spread of source manifests itself in…

J Ling

Read More
I've managed to find my hometown wine to this merchant, I was always getting wine, by my Dad, from Tenuta Casali winery in Mercato Saraceno (Italy). But after Brexit that's unfortunately…

L Valdifiori

Read More
Excellent wines sourced and chosen by the founder/wine expert, Simon Taylor. We were one of Stone Vine & Sun's very first clients and always buy from them. First-class knowledge and service.

S Johnson

Read More
More Reviews

We use cookies. By using the website you agree with our use of cookies. Find out more here.

Okay, got it!