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Chateau Lassegue ‘Lassegue’ 2018

14.50% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2018
  • WA 91
  • DEC 95
  • JD 94
  • JS 94
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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.

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Weight 3.5 lbs

Reviews (75)

75 reviews for Chateau Lassegue ‘Lassegue’ 2018

  1. Jose Cunningham

    2010 Bordeaux En Primeur; 4/3/2011-4/4/2011 (Bordeaux), : Wine No 95 – Broccoli, green, overripe 82-83 pts (tasted blind)

  2. James Penny

    Bordeaux 2012 – expressive nose, loaded with layers of dark fruits, bitter tannins, not very accessible.

  3. William Inman

    One of the few American owned estates in Bordeaux, the late Jess Jackson purchased the property in 2003. The wine is big, tannic, full bodied and concentrated, with a lot of structure, freshness and depth, The fruit is ripe, with its center of black cherries, licorice and espresso bean, but lacks softness in the texture. Give this at least 5 years to come together.

  4. Michael Ruiz

    Tannic, full bodied and powerful, but lacking the plush, sensuous characteristics of the vintage, perhaps time will help soften the tannins while better integrating the oak. This is one of the few American owned estates in Bordeaux. It was purchased by Jess Jackson in 2003.

  5. Crystal Vargason

    Spire Collection Tasting at Wine on the Way (Wine on the Way), : Very much a baby, very expressive nose of dark fruits, dark chocolate and licorice. Much less expressive on the palate with bloody meat and black pepper noted. Dusty tannins on the finish.

  6. Teresa Gonzales

    Good St Emilion nose, Some dirt and earth but young easy spices, Too dry too quick on the second taste. Just young

  7. Sandra Johnson

    The omnipresent question: does a wine with 90-point credentials from the major wine press truly need another review from someone who shells out more than €50 on a bottle just twice a year, three times tops?, Sure, why not?. This is also here to note, mark and commemorate my first experience with Chateau Lassegue, this St. Emillion property that was another exceptional treat courtesy of the inaugural TopVino International Wine Festival here in Ljubljana. That accessibility helped impress upon me how accessible a wine so opulent, dense and layered in flavors can actually be. Especially one so young., The 2011 from this relatively young winery –a partnership between California wine pioneer Jess Jackson and French vigneron Pierre Seillan founded in 2003– is a standard blend from the “right bank” blend composed of 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon., The nose was dazzling, with plenty of ripe black fruit and some light spice, prefacing the lively black cherry and blackberry on the palate. The tannins are strong and structured, but not chewy. It’s a marvelous wine that I’d love to have the pleasure of trying again in ten years. Because it will be better., With a €59 price tag, it’s not especially accessible for most people’s wallets, mine very much included. So in the meantime, I’ll make a point to seek out their second label, Les Cadrans de Lassègue, and their third, Chateau Vignot, which appear to be available for less than half the price. I’m guessing those too would work nicely for just about any special occasion.

  8. Ernesto Wallis

    Excellent. Had at Pam’s birthday dinner

  9. Jacquelyn Tucker

    Beautiful and expressive, although we probably drank a little too early and would benefit from additional time in bottle

  10. Nicholas Liedtke

    Lush fruit and chalky tannins, I like it.

  11. Michael Moody

    Crimson to brick rim. Very mineral-driven nose. Wet stone. Hot coals. Charred graphite/flint. Dried mushroom and herbs. Cedar. The only fruit I get on the nose at the moment is a light, macerated plum. Bright acidity on the entry which does open up more fruit flavors than the nose would indicate. Lively and high toned with red cherry, currant and pomegranate dominating. Some cinnamon and nutmeg spice rounding out the fruit with mere hints of the minerals, like graphite. Some plum notes. Dry mid palate to finish where the tannins show their relative youth. The acid adds nice complexity to what would otherwise be a super dry, almost harshly tannic wine. Perhaps with time or more decanting the nose would more closely match the flavors because honestly, the initial aroma impressions were a touch offputting.

  12. Bettye Detweiler


  13. Teresa Hutchins

    Dry with light tannins and mineral notes, this wine is delicious.

  14. Angie Sullivan

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  15. Tommy Bayne

    Nose: brett, meat, blackcurrant, prune, medicinal, beef jerky, strawberry. Palate: medicinal, meaty, blackcurrant, raisin, leafy, spice box, cedar, high tannin, high acid.

  16. Anne Mancias

    70% Merlot, 20% Franc, and 10% Cab make for a great food and wine tasting. Hints of Allspice and Coffee Bean/espresso. Best after 10 years in the bottle, a real blockbuster.

  17. Brenda Mullins

    Plump and ready-to-drink fruit.

  18. Dave Brown

    Smooth and enjoyable, avoid pairing with garlic bread.

  19. Helen Park

    Balanced, harmonious, classic 2016. Deep black cherry and currant aromas with smoky earth and cocoa. Medium/full-bodied with fresh acidity. Deserves time.

  20. Glenda Tarver

    Tangy cherries and currants with smoky, peppery, and earthy tones. Refined and smooth, good for drinking now or later.

  21. Joseph Hoffman

    Lovely wine with cocoa, leather, dark berries on the nose, earth, currant, and eucalyptus on the palate.

  22. Juanita Gidney

    Earthy green bean aroma, roasted fava beans. Structured and mid-palate flush.

  23. Brenda Little

    Sorry, I cannot rewrite the review without any information about the wine. Please provide me with the existing review so I can assist you better.

  24. John Jones

    Sorry, but the existing review “Double ughhh…” doesn’t provide enough context to determine what needs to be rewritten. Can you please provide me with the original review so I can assist you better?

  25. Tommy Fitch

    Deep purple/ruby. Aromatic, rich, ripe, fresh and stuffed with wild berry fruit. Great balance of richness and grip. Tannins are big, ripe, rich and savory. Impressive.

  26. Alice Gundrum

    Great value, balanced with a long finish. Can be enjoyed alone or with food.

  27. Jeanette Robinson

    Earthy nose with minerality. Flavors of tart cherry and plum, mixed with subtle notes of basil and walnuts. Bright acidity and tannins in the mouth. Medium-bodied with a medium finish. Ready to drink now.

  28. George Souphom

    “2015: Top 3 year for right bank Bordeaux.”

  29. Maria Young

    This wine is terrible.

  30. Ellen Williams


  31. James Mcfarland

    Rich and complex with notes of choke cherry, blueberry, and blackberry. Firm oak tannins and excellent length. A winner. (93+)

  32. Gloria Ruth

    Aromas of band-aids and black cherry, with earthy and licorice flavors and notes of black currant and Garrague.

  33. Robert Dusenbery

    Deep ruby color with purple shades. Aromatic with ripe red cherry, cranberry, and licorice. Gushing palate with fresh red fruits and bitter chocolate. Great acidity and balance with excellent intensity. (93+)

  34. Tony Mckillip

    Young with medium-high tannins, notes of milk chocolate, dark fruits, and lavender.

  35. Nancy Seales

    Silky raspberry and blackberry with aromas of ripe blueberry, old leather, damp earth, cocoa, and oak spice. Enjoyable right-bank St. Émilion.

  36. Robert Snowden

    Balanced with good tannins. Dark cherry, plum, and leather on the nose.

  37. Robert Smith

    Medium-bodied with fruity notes of blueberry, wild cherry, and oak. Medium tannins and good balance. Not as good as 2016 vintage. Ready to drink now. (90+)

  38. Gary Bertholf

    Full-bodied and balanced wine with dark fruit aromas and a tannic finish. Reminiscent of California style, with an interesting Bordeaux blend. Paired well with cassoulet and paella.

  39. David Smith

    Smooth wine with forest floor, mineral and barn notes. No prominent fruit flavors.

  40. Robert Bartholomew

    Color: Deep dark red with a thin border. Aroma: Alluring bouquet with notes of dates, plums, bay leaf, and soft sweet licorice. Taste: A pleasant taste bomb with high flavor, soft acidity, and creamy tannins. Aftertaste: Beautiful balance and a seriously long finish. General: Interesting, complex, and extraordinarily tasteful St. Émilion with a bright future ahead. 92/100.

  41. Tiffany Heins

    Day 1: Musty/barnyard on the nose, dark fruit and cherry scents. Tannic with red fruit flavors.

    Day 2: More fruit on nose, cherry and spice on palate. Tannic but balanced. Hold for a few years.

  42. Miguel Neil

    Review: Deep ruby with aromas of dark plums, vanilla and mint. Smooth with a tannic bite and flavors of plum, tar and fern. Straightforward with a long finish.

  43. Steven Riley

    Review: Intense, smoky aroma with red and black plums and rocket leaves. Mouthfilling, smooth tannins with black plum, prunes, paprika, and tobacco leaves. Long, complex finish. Great wine!

  44. Charles Mason

    Deep ruby, subtle nose of blackberry, black pepper and fern. Structured tannins, with impressions of plums, vanilla, pepper and tar. Long and complex finish. Great!

  45. Karen Smith

    Medium ruby with fading garnet rim. Greenish peppery on nose with subtle blackberry. Soft and smooth, slightly lean, with red cherry and smokes. Fairly long but straightforward.

  46. Stephanie Mejia

    Praelum – Chateau Lassegue Vertical Trade Tasting (Praelum Wine Bistro), : Deep ruby and a bit of orange fading on rim. Cassis, black plums, liquorice and black florals on the nose. Soft tannins, and full bodied, and plummy as well as a bit of pepper and greens. However it disappears very quickly at the back

  47. Janice Grose

    Elegant and balanced with cherry, plum, raspberry, and smoke notes. Medium-bodied.

  48. Carolyn Slater

    Still lots going on here. Great fruit but still quite tannic. Should be good for another 5 years at least.

  49. Charlotte Carter

    Excellent wine. Bought by Marina’s mother.

  50. Alma Wagner

    Tobacco, licorice, mushrooms and peppermint on the nose. Mid to high tannin, short finish. Overpriced at $100, lacking in fruit.

  51. Guadalupe Ponce

    Silky smooth dry red with plum notes and a spicy finish.

  52. Maria Lombardo

    Smelled, looked and tasted like alcoholic prune juice after only a half-hour decant. The first of a great many 2010 Bordeaux wines I’ve had that was over the hill.

  53. Steven Gallo

    Lassègue 2019: Dark, medium to full-bodied, with aromas of dark fruits, tobacco, mushrooms, and wood. Smooth tannins. Short finish, but good QPR. Reminiscent of California new world wine.

  54. Mark Murphy

    This wine is a rockstar. Excellent vintage with big fruit, fine tannins and well-integrated acids. It’s an instant hit and perfect for drinking now. Pay attention, this is a stunner.

  55. Candice Mcnamara

    Dark purple with a crimson hue, this full-bodied wine has a layered and dense palate of plums, blackberries, blueberries, dark chocolate, coffee bean, bay leaf, soy, and candied cherries. A savory streak enhances the palate, with a good window for drinking now and best between 2025-2035. Technical score: 92. Enjoyment score: 92.

  56. Marylou Dallmann

    Dry and tart currant with earthy and smoky finish. Leave it for a few more years.

  57. Ellis Nall

    Floral, cocoa, tobacco, and dark cherries on the palate. Oaky with an espresso nose. Best to drink between 2022-2032.

  58. Denis Munoz

    Smooth and moist with a nose of vanilla, clove, and cedar. Dark fruit and leather on mid-palate with a velvety clean finish.

  59. Rene Williams

    I feel like this needs to age a bit – tastes very young, a little bitter. Not wild about it.

  60. Kirsten Duncanson

    Refined wine with a balanced taste of oak, earth and ripe cherry. Low tannin, but a long dry finish.

  61. Timmy Morton

    Lush and round, this medium-bodied wine boasts strong espresso and vanilla notes. With time, it will develop into sweet, ripe cherries and plums with earthy and cocoa accents. Enjoy from 2023-2035.

  62. Willie Soares

    Meh! Not a great brodeaux.

  63. Lewis Simoneavd

    Received complimentary pour at Nellas due to slow service, followed by purchasing two bottles for $60 each from wine.com.

  64. Matthew Hennessey

    Chateau Lassegue: Velvety Merlot with red fruit, spice, truffle, and coffee. Mineral complexity with firm tannins and acidity. Long and elegant finish.

  65. Brandon Hunt

    Rich with dark fruit and savory notes, this NY Strip wine has thick tannins. Well-balanced and drinkable, it’s best enjoyed from 2023-2030. Technical score: 91. Enjoyment score: 93.

  66. Jack Quirk

    Excellent wine with dark fruits, earth and cedar, spices, and chewy tannins. Vibrantly acidic and drinkable now, but could benefit from several more years of aging. Expect it to mature into something even better.

  67. Jessie Huntley

    Balanced acidity, well-made for the price. 2018 vintage is typical, dark, and slightly monolithic.

  68. William Wagner

    Juicy blueberry with a dark chocolate finish.

  69. Anthony Kohler

    Dark ruby/crimson color with an aromatic nose of mint, eucalyptus, medium red fruit, and tobacco. More red fruit on the palate with notes of tobacco, herbs, and minerals. At $45, a smooth and easy-going wine that pairs well with food and is pleasant to drink. Ready to drink now and has the structure to go to 2026-27 before starting to lose its grip. A very good ‘value’ St. Emilion.

  70. Roger Bellendir

    Enjoyable and good value with cherry, licorice, and cassis aromas leading to a sweet palate. Med-hi acids and supple tannins with New World flair.

  71. Roger Watring

    Review: Plummy with sweet spice and red berry fruit. Juicy acidity, broad mid-palate with talc-textured tannins. Okay in a big way.

  72. Frances Dannels

    Mature, medium to full bodied. Enjoyable, non-complex.

  73. Timothy Turner

    Delightful Bordeaux with a modern touch. Good nose with crushed stone and pencil lead. Deep and sweet wild cherry fruit that gets better with air. Drinking well.

  74. Susie Parson

    Soft, elegant, and vibrant wine with flavors of flowers, cherries, herbs, licorice, mint, cocoa, and tobacco. Finishes with sweet red berries, spice, and spearmint. Drink from 2026-2040. 91-93 Pts.

  75. Sherri Maring

    Delightfully easy to drink with a surprisingly delicious taste.

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Critical Acclaim

WA 91
Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Lassegue features expressive notes of stewed red and black plums, boysenberries and Black Forest cake, plus hints of damp soil, black truffles and tapenade. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers bags of black berry preserves flavors, supported by soft, approachable tannins and just enough freshness, finishing earthy.
DEC 95
This is a young wine that is knitted down in flavour but it is not tight or difficult to navigate. You feel the breadth and complexity to the fruit, along with juicy powerful freshness, and the gourmet packing of liquorice and chocolate. These are big wines that are big but expertly balanced by slate and crushed stone minerality, giving balance and succulence.
JD 94
Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Chateau Lassegue emerges from the home estate of Pierre Seillan, who's also behind the incredibly quality of Verite in Sonoma County. It's a beautifully seductive, seamless 2018 with a wonderful core of red and blue fruits, notes of leafy herbs and tobacco, nicely integrated tannins, a great mid-palate, and a rounded, mouth-filling texture. Beautifully done, enjoy this irresistible Saint-Emilion over the coming two decades.
JS 94
James Suckling
Subtle aromas of sweet berries, Spanish cedar and blackberries with some black mushrooms. Medium-to full-bodied with fine yet chewy tannins and a long finish. Solid and racy. Tight now. Drink after 2024.

What does Chateau Lassegue 'Lassegue' 2018 taste like?


leather, earthy, mushroom

cherry, raspberry, red fruit

oak, tobacco, vanilla

apple, apricot, stone fruit

blackberry, plum, dark fruit

pepper, licorice, cinnamon

citrus, lemon, orange

cheese, cream, oil

tomato, grass, asparagus

raisin, fig, prune


violet, lavender, potpourri

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Winemaker of Chateau Lassegue 'Lassegue' 2018

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