Chateau Lassegue ‘Lassegue’ 2018
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The Chateau Lassegue ‘Lassegue’ 2018 is a stunning Bordeaux wine crafted with great finesse by winemaker Nicolas Seillan in the Saint-Emilion region of France. This sensational blend of 62% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are brought to bear by vines that are between 50 and 60 years old. In the glass, the 2018 Lassegue is a deep, intense ruby color. On the nose, you notice richness of Merlot along with the fabulous extravagant aromas of Cabernet Franc, forming a bouquet of subtle notes of cassis and violet.
The complexity of this vintage is apparent in the mouth whose palates explode with silky, round red and black fruit. The finish is dominated by black fruit and barely perceptible, rounded tannins. The complexity is powerfully supported by the fresh limestone soils of the estate that tempers the effects of summery drought.
Critics were very impressed by the Château Lassegue ‘Lassegue’ 2018, earning it 95 points from Decanter, 94 points from James Suckling, 91 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, and 94 points from Jeb Dunnuck.
This is truly an opulent wine that drinks deliciously now, but with excellent aging potential due to the robust foundation of the old vine Merlot and Cabernet Franc that complete the blend. Enjoy this sensational Bordeaux over the coming two decades.