At Illahe, their goal is to make wine as naturally as possible from the soil to the bottle. This requires working by hand on small lots with age-old techniques and materials. The grapes are hand-picked, native yeast is used for fermentation and the wines are barrel aged.
The wine offers aromas of strawberry and blackberry then broaden along the palate to include chalk, tobacco leaf, chocolate, and earth. There is pretty, soft fruit that is balanced with nice acidity that supports tannin balanced between skin and oak. The wine finishes with a velvet mouthfeel. Certified sustainable (LIVE).
Beautifully complex with wonderful depth of fruit and woody spice. Classic Bordeaux with dusty earth and freshness. We love the cocoa and cedar this wine brings to the table. A perfect complement to your next dinner party.
A tiny property (for Bordeaux standards) established in the 19th century in the heart of the Margaux appellation. This family domaine bucks the high commerce and commercial trends in Bordeaux. They do not deal with negociants, who re-sell wines the...
97 POINTS, James Suckling formally of Wine Spectator. "A very distinctive nose with a wild array of red berries and cherries and a thread of blue fruit, too. There’s a dried wild-rose perfume and a violet-like thread with subtle, herbal-based...