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Odyssee 2020

Pierre Graffeuille

Case Format: 12x75cl

This is an intriguing wine and passion project from two great vignerons – Pierre Graffeuille of legendary Second Growth Léoville Las Cases and Matthieu Dumarcher. Matthieu brings his extensive knowledge as a natural wine producer in the Rhône Valley, creating some of the most interesting low intervention wines to date. Both Matthieu and Pierre dreamed of creating a beautiful wine that married both terroirs from the Rhône and Haut Médoc. Initially Odyssée used Syrah from the Northern Rhône in the blend with Cabernet Sauvignon from the Haut Médoc in its inaugural 2015 vintage. Though both the Rhône Valley and the Médoc are separated by a great distance, the varietals local to each area go fantastically well together. Each vintage of Odyssée is a harmonious union of both the energy and tannin from rustic Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, coupled with the charm and drinkability of Southern Rhône Valley wines. The wine is aged in French barrels and carefully integrated with the oak as not to compete with the fruity qualities of the Rhône varietals. Odyssée is truly a special project, capturing both the treasures of the Rhône and Médoc.



Georgina Hindle

This Bordeaux-Rhône collaboration, now in its fifth vintage, offers a striking nose full of menthol Cabernet Sauvignon (48%) aspects with herbal Carignan (8%) and fruit-forward Grenache (42%) but its the delicious strawberry tang on the palate that is the most in focus with peppery, herbal spice and tension from the fine but firm tannins. Lovely sleekness with a sense of character and confidence, more Rhône than Bordeaux in the slightly hot, sun-kissed fruit and alcohol but retains a sense of brightness, bounce and enjoyable complexity. Supple, round and complete. A year where both regions enjoyed similar hot, sunny, warm and dry weather and thus the grapes worked in harmony says co-creator Matthieu Dumarcher alongside Château Montroses Pierre Graffeuille. 11,000 bottles produced.


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