We've all heard of the great French wines, but do you know which ones are really worth tasting? This is what we have chosen to detail for you: the 7 wines to taste once in your life if you have the chance!
Château Margaux 2013
Margaux 2013, Grand Cru Classé 1855, is a grand cru from Saint-Emilion, a Bordeaux red wine made by Château Desmirail which deserves a place of choice in our list. It is a wine that has the grace of a ballerina and the strength of a boxer, a combination that may seem paradoxical, but is perfectly balanced in this wine.
It is elegant and powerful at the same time, with aromas of black fruits, cedar and tobacco, supported by a solid tannin structure and a long finish. It is a wine which has character, personality, and which leaves no one indifferent. He's like that old literature teacher who stuck with you at school: a little austere at first, but incredibly rich and fascinating once you get to know him better. You can discover it in our box of legendary wines alongside a Sauternes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and a Gevrey-Chambertin.
Château Latour 2010
Concerning Château Latour 2010 is more than just a wine, it is a true sensory experience. Imagine a wine so exceptional, so refined, that you would like to present it to your parents as if it were a future spouse. Upon opening, it welcomes you with aromas of blackcurrant, truffle and cedar, creating an olfactory symphony that instantly transports you.
It's as if you've plunged your nose into a basket of juicy, ripe black fruits while strolling through a lush cedar forest. The tannins are silky, the structure is impeccable and the finish is persistent, leaving an indelible mark of its passage. This excellent 2010 vintage wine is not just a wine, it is a celebration of the art of winemaking. Note that it will cost €1,700 to €2,000 to access this grand cru!
Penfolds Grange 2010
A true ambassador of Australian “cool”, the Penfolds Grange 2010 is a bold and powerful wine. From the first sip, it gives you an uppercut of flavors, with notes of juicy blackberry, rich dark chocolate and exotic spices that mingle in a clever balance. It's like you've been transported to the Australian bush, with its wild landscapes and exotic animals, all encapsulated in a glass of wine.
And the final? It is as long and impressive as the list of dangerous animals in Australia. It lingers, hangs on, and leaves you with a lasting impression of complexity and depth. The Penfolds Grange 2010 is a wine that does not do things by half measures. He is bold, he is powerful, he is unforgettable.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti 2010
The Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti 2010 is to viticulture what the Bugatti Veyron is to automobiles: a masterpiece of elegance, power and sophistication. It's the kind of wine that makes you feel like you're behind the wheel of a luxury sports car, the wind in your hair, the road winding ahead of you. The aromas of red fruits, violet and truffle intertwine in an olfactory symphony that evokes a spring walk through the vineyards of Burgundy.
And the mouth? The flavors explode, powerful and complex, like the roar of a sports car engine. It is a wine that transports you, which gives you an unforgettable sensory experience. The Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti 2010 is not simply a wine, it is an adventure, an escape, a waking dream, which any seasoned wine lover will appreciate. And for good reason, its price can reach nearly $15,000!
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Let's now head to the United States with the Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 . In a way, the embodiment of the American dream encapsulated in a bottle of wine. We find notes of blackcurrant, black cherry and vanilla, but not only that! No less than 202 mentions of woody notes are listed for this wine.
Each sip is like a new mile traveled on the iconic Route 66, each aroma a new discovery along the way. However, you will have to pay several thousand dollars to discover this California wine!
The Ornellaia 2011 is a plane ticket to Italy, without the time difference. Imagine yourself strolling through an Italian market, the air filled with the aromas of dark fruits, tobacco and chocolate. It's the essence of Italy, captured in a bottle. Every sip is a stroll through the fresh fruit stalls, bustling cafes and cobbled streets of this beautiful country.
When you taste it, you will feel like you are sitting on a terrace in Tuscany, watching the sunset. The flavors intertwine and dance on your palate, like the colors of the sky at dusk. Ornellaia 2011 is more than a wine, it is an experience, an immersion in Italian culture.
Vega Sicilia Unico 2005
Now, let's head to Spain! Imagine sitting in a bustling tapas bar, the clicking of heels echoing through the air, the dancers twirling with passion. Notes of red fruits, leather and vanilla mingle and intertwine, like the dancers on the dance floor. Each sip is a dance step, each aroma a musical note.
The flavors rise and fall, creating a taste dance that leaves you breathless. Vega Sicilia Unico 2005 is not just a wine, it is a performance, a celebration of Spanish culture. A good way to discover a little-known European and fruity wine!
Most of the great wines that we have presented to you are expensive and are not necessarily accessible, but at Flakon, we have chosen to promote great wines and offer a format that makes it accessible to as many people as possible. Whether you prefer French wines or wines from around the world , there is something for everyone when it comes to red wines! In addition, whether to accompany beef bourguignon or for the simple pleasure of the taste buds, do not hesitate to discover the whole range of red wine that we offer in our Flakon boxes.