Bordeaux

2009 Lassegue

6 x 750ml
Robe intense de fruits noirs, mûre. Nez attaque dense et veloutée, assez tannique, long et droit, minéral. En bouche, 60 % merlot, 20 % cabernet-franc, 20 % cabernet-sauvignon. 85 % fût neuf. Read more
Critic Reviews
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93 POINTS
Bernard Burtschy - Le Figaro

Robe intense de fruits noirs, mûre. Nez attaque dense et veloutée, assez tannique, long et droit, minéral. En bouche, 60 % merlot, 20 % cabernet-franc, 20 % cabernet-sauvignon. 85 % fût neuf.

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91 POINTS
James Suckling - Wine Spectator

Black licorice and tar aromas, with ripe blackberry fruit. Full-bodied, with a dense palate of berry and Indian spices. Slightly jammy, but should come around nicely.

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90 POINTS
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

Its ferocious tannins still need some resolution, and the wine is definitely what the French call a “vin de garde,” needing probably 8-10 years of cellaring. It is certainly concentrated, dense purple in color, with notes of iron, crushed rocks, black currants, kirsch and toasty oak. This is a chancy wine given the history that tannins always outlast the fruit, but there is a lot here and I wouldn’t want to dismiss it, considering all the good stuff it appears to possess.

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Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Bright ruby-red. Blackberry, kirsch, cassis, tropical dark chocolate and minerals on the nose. Smooth on entry, then juicy and penetrating, with strong acidity and mineral verve keeping the dark fruit flavors quite bound-up today. Finishes with strong, toothcoating tannins and impressive vinosity. This slightly inky, chewy wine needs seven or eight years of patience, but is there enough flesh and fruit to support a harmonious devolopment in bottle? 89 (+?) points

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James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

A very rounded, polished style, with mocha and vanilla notes nicely integrated into the core of crushed plum, blackberry and cherry preserves. A toasty edge hangs through the finish, revealing an echo of coffee and a solid, lingering grip. Drink now through 2017. 2,500 cases imported.

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Ian D'Agata - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

(a blend of 60% merlot, 20% cabernet franc and 20% cabernet sauvignon; 13.9% alcohol; 85% new oak; made from 45-year-old vines located on the prolongation of the Pavie slope on clay-limestone soils) Deep inky ruby. Intense, inky aromas of blackberry, spices, licorice and tar. Then sweet, supple and dense on the palate, with flavors of red cherry jam, mirabelle and oregano. Finishes with chewy, slightly dry tannins and strong spice and black pepper notes. If this develops more generosity and flesh and the tannins soften, it will merit a score at the high end of my projected range.

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Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

Rather light with the fruit fresh, with high acidity and bitter coffee.

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Bettane & Desseauve - TAST

Incontestablement le meilleur millésime jamais réalisé par la propriété. Beaux aromes profonds et précis. Vin intense, généreux, développant des notes de fruits noirs un peu compotés mais l’ensemble a beaucoup de vigueur et aligne muscle et chair. Le terroir de côtes révèle son potentiel. L’ensemble est certes marqué par l’alcool du millésime, mais sans rusticité ni lourdeur. 17/20

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Winemakers Note

Château Lassègue, from a transatlantic partnership, a Grand Cru Classé is born The history of Château Lassègue is above all that of the alliance between, on the one hand Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, two visionaries; and on the other hand Pierre Seillan, French winegrower and winemaker. A story of families passionate about wine who succumbed, in 2003, to the charm and assets of this beautiful property in the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation. Upon their arrival, the two families launched a geological study of the whole vineyard. It revealed an exceptional diversity of terroirs spread over 36 hectares, which encouraged them to push the boundaries of a “parcellaire” approach, and adopt a "micro-crus" philosophy, inspired by Burgundy. High standards and precision drive every action here, from the construction of a winemaking tool to the selection for the barrels of the best wood from the French stave mill, owned by Jess Jackson. An unparalleled meticulousness, which makes it possible to extract the essence of each soil and to give the wine of Château Lassègue its entire dimension. The efforts of both families are rewarded in 2022 when Château Lassègue became a Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024


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