Domaine Uchida Haut-Médoc 'Melodie'
Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux
Osamu has just 0.60ha of 30yo vines in a tranquil spot near Cissac-Médoc surrounded by pine forests (the previous owner ploughed, never used chemicals and sold his grapes to the co-op!) from which he produces just 2,400bts in a good year.
100% Merlot. As with its counterpart Le Miracle, the use of oak is extremely restrained, using mostly old oak and letting the wine itself sing. Wonderful minerality and silky tannins, compliment intensely dark fruit. Very long finish. Refined, next generation Bordeaux.