Chateau Lassegue

2011 Le Cadrans de Lassegue Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Meritage

France: Bordeaux

Offer Expired:Feb 08, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

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.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Beautifully rich in color.

Smell:

Bouquet of black fruits and spice. Mocha. Loam. Cacao. Bay leaf.

Taste:

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.

Finish:

Smooth and toasty with a clay-like grip that gently leaves an impression that there are good days ahead for this wine.

Pairing:

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

Vigneron
Pierre Seillan
Vineyard
Château Lassègue, Saint-Émilion
Age of the Vines
40-50 years
Composition
75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol
13%
Barrel Aging
8 months in new French oak.

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 08, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
Avg. Price
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