The Château Larose Perganson vineyards march with those of the world-famous Château Latour—and it shows. The gorgeous 2010 vin- tage won the Gold Medal in the highly respected Sommelier Wine Awards—and is acclaimed by the connoisseurs at Decanter (93 points), by Robert Parker Jr, James Suckling MW and Jancis Robinson, to name just a few. Through the Club it is a real El Snippo at £19.90 a bottle de- livered to your door, saving you well over £100 a case. And just for the record, Château Latour 2010 costs more than £1,000 a bottle! Parker writes of the Château Larose Perganson 2010: ‘An excellent wine . . . Tasty, round and lush . . . a seductive style of wine. Drink to 2023.’ Suckling (awarding 92 points): ‘A wine with sweet strawberries and raspberries on the nose. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a de- licious finish.' In awarding their Gold Medal, the Sommelier Wine Awards judges noted: ‘Bold and fruit driven, a delicious balance’, ‘Plummy fruit on the nose, followed by fresh, crushed fruit and blueber- ry notes on the palate’. ‘Leafy, floral, with damson notes, bright acids and a lovely violet-scented finish.’ Meanwhile Decanter had scored the wine at 93 points, noting, ‘Forward new oak on the nose with vanilla, powerful black fruits and vi- olets. Rich, flamboyant, concentrated, complex and spicy, with bags of vigour, tight and structured, peppery and long. Very, very good.' All in all, Larose Perganson winemaker Frank Bijon is producing a Cru Bourgeois wine in the Haut-Médoc, on the borders of both Pauillac and St-Julien, which rivals the Classed Growths of the Médoc. In fact he produces consistently award-winning wines at a fraction of the price of his illustrious neighbours. This fabulous 2010 is drinking beautifully, it will cellar for another six to nine years—and our Club Tasting Panel cannot recommend it more highly. Château Larose Perganson 2010 Cru Bourgeois. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. Case of 12 bottles delivered. Free UK mainland delivery. Last few re- maining case. Code LP10LW15. RRP £360 plus delivery. CCUK £239. Goodneighbourswho marchwithChLatour 273