Chateau Lassegue Grand Cru St. Emilion 2017 Rated 94DM
$129.99 $124.99 price per bottle
Decanter Magazine Review
A floral touch from the first nose, smoky but delicate, with a powerful and surprisingly supple touch to the tannins. This must be one of the best 2017s in St-Emilion. So much smoke and grilled chocolate add layers of interest to the berry fruits. This was the year of the frost, where production dropped from 7,000 to 4,500 cases and left this unusual blend.
It displays a deep, crystalline color and a bright violet-ruby rim. The nose is expressive of crunchy ripe red and black fruits, flint, rose petal and violet. The palate strikes immediately with a density of texture, balanced and lifted by bright acidity and freshness of fruit, which gives way to notes of spice underpinned by silky, elegant tannins. The long finish is driven by vibrant acidity, bright fruit, and a chalk dust-like minerality. An outstanding vintage with excellent potential for bottle ageing.
50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol 14. 0%