Chateau La Menotte 2014 Lalande de Pomerol Bordeaux 13.5%
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
A wonderful silky smooth, humdinger of a wine from the right bank in Bordeaux. Family run, only 6 hectares under vine, this vineyard is based in Neac. 30 year old vines contribute to the delightful concentration and character in this wine. The yield is low at 45 hectolitres per hectare. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. The resulting wine is smooth, concentrated and complex opening out into a lovely depth of juicy fruit balanced with toasty oak. The really special thing about this wine is that it has amazing depth and concentration without being heavy. It’s rich, fine and elegant. A gem.
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|Grape Variety (ies)||Cabernet Franc
|Food Accompaniment||Duck Risotto