Claude Comin’s family winemaking history dates to 1884 – and quality’s never been better. Crafted at his historic château (a restored 13th-century structure originally constructed by fine-wine-loving monks), this world-class blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc just won gold at France’s competitive Concours des Vins de Mâcon.
Claude’s estate is in the heart of the Entre-deux-Mers, a top spot for Bordeaux value – if you know where to look. Unsurprisingly, the wines that win gold are some of the area’s very best buys, as you’ll taste here. Winemaker Charles Henri Bisson tasted and re-tasted until settling on the perfect blend: the 60% round, silky Merlot leads the mix, with 30% dark, firm Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% aromatic, spicy Cabernet Franc. In the glass, look forward to a bright red-purple wine with plenty of bramble fruit character, lifted by wellintegrated, food-friendly tannins.