The Cadillac Côtes de Borxeaux region has been producing fine wines for over a thousand years. Winemaking began during Roman occupation, thanks to conquest by Julius Caesar. The wines of this area became widely popular during English rule, as they found their way into London’s wine markets. Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, renowned explorer, first governor of Louisiana, and founder of Detroit was very fond of these wines. He was born very near the town of Cadillac, which he incorporated into his newly created identity when he fled France for the New World. A successful Detroit-based luxury automobile brand would be created in his name, using his crest for a logo.
The 2012 Chateau Clos Bourbon is a 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet blend which is barrel aged for 12 months in 30% new oak.The wine pours a deep garnet color, with an expressive nose showing black fruit aromas and a touch of toasted bread. Fresh fruit flavors with subtle notes of pepper and licorice throughout. Hints of orange peel and blackberries give the finish a lively character. This is an intense, complex wine that will pair well with venison, grilled meats and fine cheeses.