2011 Le Cadrans de Lassegue Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Le Grand Cru
The last time most of us saw a bottle of Bordeaux it was probably being poured in a James Bond movie. The aura, antiquity, and mad pricing for the top wines has pushed the place away from the people. This sub-$25 special-offer challenges the notion that Bordeaux is for international stars only. A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from 40-50 year old vines grown at Château Lassègue, a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. This tastes as good as $75+ “Right Bank” blends from the Napa Valley and Columbia Valley. Drink now, or well into the 2020’s.
Beautifully rich in color.
Bouquet of black fruits and spice. Mocha. Loam. Cacao. Bay leaf.
A densely packed, highly concentrated wine with pronounced flavors of black fruits, licorice, dark chocolate and pipe tobacco. Fresh and juicy, but young, intense, and worthy of cellaring. It’s fruit forward, but still benefits from a swirl around the carafe.
Smooth and toasty with a clay-like grip that gently leaves an impression that there are good days ahead for this wine.
Classic combinations sometimes are the best, such as lamb chops with rosemary. Start right there, and have a cheese plate close by!
What the Winery Says
- Pierre Seillan
- Château Lassègue, Saint-Émilion
- Age of the Vines
- 40-50 years
- 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Barrel Aging
- 8 months in new French oak.