Chateau Haut Lavallade (Saint-Emilion)

Jean-Marc Chagneau’s Chateau is a few kilometres from the picturesque town of St Emilion. Chateau is a misleading word. More of a big barn with a collection of outbuildings. We had grown tired of so many overoaked St Emilions which were like licking timber planks. It was a relief to stumble upon Jean-Marc’s beautifully balanced, supple wines (and especially delighted when he finally answered his phone). Thanks for digging out some more of your wonderful, fleshy 2007 for us Jean-Marc!