The Club Claret Sampler is a three bottle gift set featuring wines from our Club Claret collection, a selection of wines meant to introduce you to the "real" Bordeaux – the approachable and affordable side of the region. This sampler includes the Club Claret Blanc and Rouge, two bottles blended specifically for Wine.com, utilizing the experienced palate of Anthony Foster, Master of Wine and Bordeaux expert. These two bottles are meant for everyday enjoyment, particularly with food. The third bottle, the Chateau Bel Air from Cotes de Castillon, is a delicious Merlot-based wine from an emerging region in Bordeaux, with ripe fruit and a lingering finish. A delightful trio of wines that let you sample Bordeaux, Club Claret style.
- Club Claret 2008 Blanc - 100% Sauvignon Blanc, the wine is crisp and refreshing, with wonderful citrus notes and a mineral tinge to the finish.
- Club Claret 2008 Rouge – A Merlot-based blend, with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Full of red and black fruits, excellent acidity and structure – a perfect wine for everyday drinking with food.
- Chateau Bel Air La Chapelle 2005 – Soft, elegant and balanced, with ripe berry fruits and supple tannins.
I didn't have the wine myself, but I sent this as a gift and the recipient loved it! She loves wine and was thrilled with the selection.