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Château Laulerie’s Reserve Red is specially made from a selection of low yielding old vines in the 46-ha vineyard belonging to Bergerac wine family, Dubard.
After de-stemming and crushing, the blend of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Malbec undergo a 4-week maceration and spend 6 months in new French oak barrels followed by a further 6 months in 50 hl oak tanks. The resulting wine is very expressive with spicy aromas and silky yet firm tannins, brimming over with dark red fruit and mixed spice aromas.
This flavoursome wine works well with meats such as duck and venison and will potentially develop even richer, spicier nuances over the next 10 years with correct cellaring.
Guide Hachette 2018
2 stars for Château Laulerie 2015 "The partial oak ageing provides this wine with a real complexity, adding to black fruits aromas (blackberries, gooseberries) a subtle oakiness with hints of hazelnut & cocoa. The ample & silky palate reveals notes of blackberry
marmalade & cocoa again, that linger and combine with warm hints of soft spices.”
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