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  • The blend is, give or take, an atypical 50% Malbec and 50% Cabernet Franc - hence the Vin de France designation and the name of the wine.
  • Biodynamic farming - like Ch Pontet Canet and Ch Latour!
  • Limestone and clay soils in the Premières Côtes de Blaye (on the right bank overlooking the Gironde estuary

Tasting Notes

Colour Dark Red
Nose Lovely purity, the red cherry, blackberry, iodine and subtle spice aromatics.
Palate Flowing with the ripeness of the vintage, there are oodles of blackberry and macerated cherry fruit interwoven with dark, inky crushed spiced notes and a welcome, mouth-watering freshness to close. Fabulous purity of fruit and super easy to drink, this is a supple, energetic, left field Bordeaux at a bargain price
Food Pairing Roast beef.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes The vines that produce this cuvée are over 40 years old. As above, the wines are wild yeast fermented, but L'Atypic is raised entirely in concrete (and bottled unfiltered).
Variety Merlot Blend
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2017
Region Bordeaux
Country France
Sustainability Biodynamic
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Bordeaux produces some of the most highly sought after and revered wines in the world. Located close to the coast, in the south-west of France the town and is divided by the Gironde River. Wines to the west of the river are referred to as left bank, and are Cabernet dominant. To the East of the river, on the right bank Merlot is the dominant grape variety. Throughout the 57 appellations, over 10,000 wine-making châteaux grow the red grapes; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. These are commonly blended and collectively referred to as clarets. Smaller amounts of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc is also grown in Bordeaux.

In 1855, due to the high export demands of Bordeaux wines, Emporer Napoleon III requested an official Bordeaux classification system, based on market costs of the wines at the time. The Chateaux were classified in to five ‘growths’ from first growth to fifth growth and cru Bourgois. Also in 1855 The Sauternes and Barsac classification covered the sweeter wines, with Chateau d’Yquem the only Superior First Growth, followed by Premiers Crus and Deux Deuxièmes Crus.


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