Hubert de Bouärd; co-owner of Château Angelus, which is one of the most prestigious St-Emilion estates has collaborated with the famed Kentish artist Graham Clarke to create The Vinorium’s first own-labelled Bordeaux wine. Individually sourced, using carefully selected ingredients and the finest grapes, this results in an exquisite, premium wine finished to the highest standards.
The wine has an exciting labelling concept; using a tradition that dates back to Baron Phillipe de Rothschild in 1924, when he commissioned poster artist Jean Carlu to create a label for the Château.
Château Tour de Sarrail features two unique label designs by the super-talented Graham Clarke, whose work has been displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum and Tate Gallery (to name a few). Graham brings his own touch of humour to the label, combining traditional techniques with a playful twist.
Unquestionably 2009 will go down in history as one of the greatest vintages in winemaking and Château Tour de Sarrail is a fine testimony of this, resulting in a medium-bodied elegant wine with a beautifully defined nose of blackberry, minerals and oak. The palate is balanced with firm grippy tannins, ample freshness, a slight creaminess to the texture and lots of dark berries leading to a light peppery finish.