Chateau de L’Hospital 2016 Graves Rouge Bordeaux 13.5%
65% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Petit Verdot
A low yield of 40 hectolitres per hectare. Matured in French oak barrels for 12 months, 30% new.
The Chateau was originally built in 1787 by the noble and powerful lord and counsellor to the king, naming it “de L’Hospital in honour of his wife Anne Catherine de L’Hospital. It was listed as a historic monument in August 1973. It was bought after years of uninhabited dereliction by Florent Batistella and his wife Brigitte. The couple fell in love at first sight with the property and were determined to restore the Chateau and the excellent terroir of the vineyard to its former glory.
Take some Medoc (medicine) for your illness!
This is a stylish Graves, smooth and balanced by fine tannins and sweet ripe plump blackberry fruit, coupled with notes of chocolate and mocha. Subtle and typical earthy gravelly notes provide further complexity on the sustained finish. A regular small tincture of this wine will perhaps save you having to go to hospital?! Regular moderate consumption of red wine is, after all, good for your heart and your health generally.
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