A grand cru of grand crus, this is the top cuvée of petit Château de Lescours, from vines of between 90 and 140 years old. This rare millenium vintage is drinking superbly after 20 years’ ageing.
Merlot led (75% of the blend), with Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc making up the balance, the respective components are aged in new oak barrels for at least 12 months, before blending and bottling.
This is a special and spectacular wine, deep in colour, concentrated and deeply layered, with a wonderful capacity for ageing. Aromas of black plum and date, leather, mocha, cigar box and fruitcake precede a dense palate of concentrated black fruit, soy, dark chocolate, barbecued meats and oriental spices, immaculately framed by a fresh acidity, minerality and powder-fine tannins.
Enjoy with beef or venison, or, dare we suggest, dark chocolate.
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