Château de Lescours Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2014

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Description

Rich and layered Saint-Émilion consisting of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Vines are an average 50 years old and the wine is aged for at least 12 months in a proportion of one-third new oak barrels to two-thirds old concrete tanks. Blending is carried out prior to bottling according to the vintage characteristics.

Dark in colour with aromas of red and black hedgerow fruits and earthy notes of forest floor, this is a wine of great character, rich in fruit yet elegant, and layered with savoury elements, silky tannins and minerality.

Spectacular with beef or venison.

  • Rich, complex, smooth
  • 750 ml
  • 13% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2026
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Producer: Château de Lescours

A real gem here, Château de Lescours is the home of Pierre Chariol and his family, with Pierre involved in everything from tending the vineyards, to the winemaking, to maintaining the 680 year old castle he calls home.

The château was built in 1341 and is surrounded by deep moats, a defence in medieval times against invaders arriving from the Dordogne river. Henri de Navarre, King of France from 1589 to 1610, twice took refuge here. Importantly for us, in the 19th century vines were planted all around the château and since then the Chariol family have been producing Grand Cru wines of Saint-Émilion.

The 7 hectares of vineyards are immaculately kept, as a passionate Pierre explained to us the work involved throughout the year, including the challenges of a changing climate in this marginal region. 80% of vineyard plantings are given to Merlot, with 10% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, with the average vine age 50 years. The oldest vines, up to 140 years old, make up the château's top cuvée L de Lescours.

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