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Chateau Lagarde

$29.90

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Product Code: 10074

If you are a fan of Saint Émilion or Merlot, or just looking for a good wine at a great price, it’s pretty hard to go past this wine!

Year:

2009

Size:

750ml

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Product Description

Saint Émilion is one of the most famous Bordeaux regions.  It is on the Right Bank of the Dordogne River where Merlot and Cabernet Franc are the predominant varieties. Château Lagarde is made by the owner of Château Tour Grand Faurie, a famous Saint Émilion Grand Cru.In recent vintages this producer has started to produce some very good wines

This wine from 2009 is a good example of how good value can be found in unclassified producers (petits chateaux) in the good years. 2009 was a good year right across the region , so good value can be found in many chateaux.

It was reviewed in Sydney Telegraph Best Weekend February 2012 "From Bordeax's right bank where merlot and cabernet franc are the principal grape varities. A soft, juicy style showing ripe, rounded and supple fruit highlighted by smoky, berry plum characters. Works with steak"  

Sean Mitchell in the Grape Observer also reviwed this wine: " The 2009 vintage of Chateau Lagarde is a lovely Saint‐Emilion wine that is particularly good value. It is a blend of 73% merlot, 25% cabernet franc, and 2% malbec, the classic right‐bank Bordeaux blend that few Australian producers have managed as yet to do well. The grapes are harvested by hand. Ruby in colour, the wine has a medium intensity aroma of bright red plums, spices, tobacco and herbs, and a youthful jube fruit like note. On the palate, the wine rises above its price point, revealing medium length, medium‐high acidity, spices, medium tannins, brightly flavoured red currants, and a touch of Christmas cake that I often taste in Saint‐Emilion wines. In short, this is a keenly priced and lovely wine that is drinking well now, and I see no reason why it will not continue to do so over the next 5 years or so. 87-88 points.

Wine Column Wine without BS called this one of 2 affordable French wines that they actually liked! (The other was Domaine du Crampilh Madiran Vignes VIelles 2009)    "this wine drank much better than I expected for a Bordeaux priced at under $30! Pretty standard in colour but the aroma is dominated by the unique profile of Cabernet Franc which is a bit of a mixed bag of fruits, herbs and floral notes with a slightly musty feel to it all. Enjoyable to drink, this wine benefited greatly from decanting and was at its best over an hour later. Definitely a great entry level Bordeaux for people looking to experience it perhaps for the first time. Affordable but good tasting Bordeaux wines are also great to take to dinner parties or give as gifts for any situation where you're the only one who will know the price, but others will know you brought a Bordeaux and not some supermarket Aussie or Kiwi label that we've all seen in the discount bins at the local bottle shop!" 

 

Region/Terroir:  Saint Émilion

Grapes:  Merlot (73%), Cabernet Franc (25%), Malbec (2%).

Soil:  Eastern flanks of Saint Émilion - consisting of very small pebbles.

Alcohol:  13% VOL

Wine making:  Grapes are harvested by hand and made using traditional Saint Émilion winemaking methods in temperature-controlled vats. 

Cellaring potential:  Already drinking nicely, however will develop and repay cellaring over several years.

Our Tasting notes:  Beautiful red colour.  A fruit driven nose with a touch of strawberry and vanilla.  The taste delicious, supple, delicate and fruity.  A seductive wine with ripe tannins, considerable elegance and lovely mouth feel.  Gorgeous! Great value.

If you are a fan of Saint Émilion or Merlot, or just looking for a good wine at a great price, it’s pretty hard to go past this wine!

 

Product Code: 10074

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