This wine is a perfect example of the beauty of age-worthy Bordeaux. A 10-year old flagship St. Emilion from one of the elite Right Bank locales offered at the price that most people pay for their second label.
Only 3% of St. Émilions are planted on the Côte – blessed with that rare distinction of extra sun, cool northern winds, exceptional hillside drainage and the unique soil that promotes a deep root system with abundant access to nutrients. That’s incredibly rare and special.
It’s what helps set today’s wine apart. Well that and their several times 100-point winemaker, endless access money courtesy of American funding and a special 17th Chateau that has made exceptional wine for decades.
They’re made by superstar Bordeaux winemaker, Pierre Seillan who has been making wine throughout the region for decades. Chateau Lassegue is an absolutely gorgeous, flawless estate, home to 36 hectares of southwest facing vineyards painstakingly laid out across a natural amphitheater.
Unsurprisingly, this one has a great score attached to it, this one courtesy of the stingy Brit’s and their Decanter Magazine. Decanter loved this one back in 2017 when they tasted it, but it unquestionably added nuance and sophistication in the bottle since then as well as more refined dark fruits and a myriad of spices. Decanter called it, “A captivating wine of depth and integrity.” I don’t know a whole lot about integrity in wines, but I know this one is a Right Bank beauty and a sure bet winner.
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93 Points, Decanter Magazine
A captivating wine of depth and integrity. Brooding purple aromas of violets, rose petals and lilac…alongside classic Bordeaux aromatics of new leather, cigar box and pencil lead. On the palate, red and black fruit in perfect accord…red cherry, raspberries and wild strawberries entwined with darker, deeper expression of black currants and black-berries. There is earth…forest floor…mushrooms, truffles, anise, herbal tones of deep sage and oak captures the vintage with soft and rich notes of vanilla, toast and cedar.
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