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The Society's Claret 2022

Red Wine from France - Bordeaux
3.500000000 star rating 2 Reviews
This friendly and fresh-tasting claret is one of The Wine Society’s most consistently popular wines. Supplied for over a quarter of a century by family-owned Maison Sichel, the bespoke blend varies from vintage to vintage, but merlot takes the lead role, and the wine is made without any oak to avoid masking its bright, red and black fruit flavours. This is made to be drunk young, on its own or with a wide variety of dishes. The new label for this perennial favourite shows three muses that can also be seen on the Grand Theatre opera house in Bordeaux itself. The 2022 is a blend of 58% merlot, 34% cabernet sauvignon, 5% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot and 1% malbec.
Price: £7.50 Bottle
Price: £90.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: CL311

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Medium-bodied
  • Merlot
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2025
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Twin top

Maison Sichel

Maison Sichel first set up an acquisitions office in Bordeaux in 1883, and since then six generations of the Sichel family have built upon their empire. Not only do they sell wine today, but they are also growers and winemakers, and represent some very well-respected names. They currently own wine estates covering 350 hectares of vineyards, including Châteaux Angludet and Palmer in Bordeaux, and Château Trillol in Corbières.

Their technical director is Yvan Meyer, and he is the winemaker behind The Society’s Claret, which is currently our bestselling red wine. It is made at Cave Bel Air in the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux region, and the grapes are sourced from local producers. Every year our Bordeaux buyer, Tim Sykes, travels to Maison Sichel to select the final blend.

The blend varies greatly each year, but in each vintage our aim remains the same: to create a fresh, easy-drinking and accessible wine with true Bordeaux character, but without the firmer tannins of other clarets that may need more time in the cellar. It is perhaps for this reason that The Society’s Claret is always a huge hit with our members.

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