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Chateau Lauzanet Bordeaux Red 2014 £14.95
Chateau Lauzanet Bordeaux Red
With Golds for the 2014 and 2015, owner Patrick Forcato at Château Lauzanet certainly knows how to make the most of his grapes. His family have been winemaking in Bordeaux since the 1950s and Patrick, with wife Florence, have two châteaux they have been bringing up to date since the 1980s. Château Lauzanet lies at the far end of the Entre Deux Mers.
Wine Enthusiast praised this particular vintage for its ripeness, firm structure and concentration and recommended it was kept at least until 2018. The Forcatos decided to hold it back for another two years after that and we are the lucky beneficiaries. It's an appealing Merlot rich claret, the fruit now evolved and well integrated with the tannins.
Serve with roast meats to show it at its best.
First of all, it’s not often you come across Bordeaux that has been aged at the château until ready to drink. From the château owner’s point of view ''it costs to keep stock in the cellar'' so normally the sooner they can sell it, the better. The fact that this has been perfectly matured for five years already shows it’s not your run-of-the-mill claret.
Grape Variety(s) “50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc. A rich, deep colour.
Desription and Tasting
The nose reveals scents of well-ripe red and black fruits – blackcurrant and strawberries. The impression of richness is confirmed on the palate by a great intensity of fruit. Full bodied with silky tannins and a supple soft texture.