2018 Château Haut-Grelot Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

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2018 Château Haut-Grelot Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

Very well made and incredibly well balanced

Tasting Notes

Château Haut-Grelot was established in 1920 in the village of Les Grelots by the Bonneau family. Today the Domaine is comprised of 58 hectares of vineyards and is run by Céline and Julien, who have been awarded the title of “Best Young Talent” in Bordeaux. The vineyards are made up of sandy gravel on the hillsides bordering the Gironde Estuary and sand clay-silt on the hillsides further inland. Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux benefits from an ideal microclimate where there is a high level of sunshine and just enough rain. The reds are fruity and concentrated and the whites are fresh, vibrant, and delicate. The Rouge is produced from 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and spends some time in oak barrels creating rich, plummy fruit supported by silky tannins.


Ruby red colour 


Lovely flavors of red berry fruit with vanilla, spicy nuances. On the palate, the wine is round, fruity, and well balanced with a long aromatic finish.



Since 2015, Euralis and Château Haut Grelot have set up a program called OPTIDOSE to reduce phytosanitary products. Their philosophy is to preserve the landscape and ensure the best quality of their wines.

Alan's Personal Tasting Notes

"All the cassis and blackcurrant aromas and flavours we come to expect from quality Bordeaux - but the plum mines of the merlot isn’t far behind in concentration. Like the white, it is very well made and incredibly well balanced with the forward fruit tamed by a mix of vanilla and spice - no doubt from some oak aging.

Extremely silky tannins with good length, finishes this off nicely.

To summarise the Haut Grelot Red & White are a fantastic pair of very well-made and well-balanced wines that show Bordeaux well at this price point - not something you can always say at this price point!" January 2022


Year 2018
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 70% Merlot 30% Cabernet-Sauvignon 
Country France
Alcohol content
13 % alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.75 units
Type Red Blend
Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites, milk and egg
Food Matches
Beef, Veal, Game (deer, venison), Poultry
Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux
Appellation Bordeaux