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Château Lieujean 2012, Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

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Château Lieujean 2012 - Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

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This month, we chose Chateau Lieujean, one of the best Cru Bourgeois in Médoc. It is deeply concentrated, with intense flavours of black berries, delicate woody aromas. Tannins are very present yet quite silky, and the length is long and juicy. A very complete and tasty Bordeaux.  

 

Terroir

Located in Saint-Sauveur, next to Pauillac, Lieujean is close to the Garonne River, which plays the role of a temperature regulator. The soil is made of graves, medium round pebbles typical from Bordeaux that keep the warmth of the sun during the day to give it back to grapes at night. That’s why the wine is so concentrated.

lecepage Grape variety

In Medoc, all wines are blends. And the two main varieties by far are Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon, the second one being almost all the time dominant. This blend gives intense wines with a good ageing potential, marked by aromas of black and red berries, and often completed by elegant flavours of leather or mushrooms if the wine already is a few years old.

lemillesime Vintage

There is a saying in Bordeaux “June crying, September laughing”. 2012 was typically one of these years with in between a dry and warm summer. Because June was rainy, the harvest took place quite late in the year, which gave time to the tannins to get more subtle.  

lerecoltant A winemaker, a family

Lieujean Family is acknowledged in Bordeaux as early as 1868. The Estate was already known back then to give wines with a strong personality. Since 2011, Chateau is ranked vintage after vintage in the Cru Bourgeois ranking that distinguished all the great wines in Bordeaux that were not ranked Grand Cru Classé in 1855.
 
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It is deeply concentrated, with intense flavours of black berries, delicate woody aromas.

 
 
  • Température : 16° - 18°C
  • Carafage :Open an hour before serving 
  • Garde :until 2021
Food and wine pairings
Beef carpaccio with grated parmesan
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Roasted rabbit with plum sauce
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Laguiole
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Cherry cake
 
 
Appearance -A ruby robe with thick tears.
Ruby red
Nose -It is deeply concentrated, with intense flavours of black berries, delicate woody aromas.
Aromatic intensity :
Open and expressive
Wine Aromas :
Red Fruits
Plants and vegetables
Spices
Aromas : blackberry, cinnamon, clove

Mouth
- Tannins are very present yet quite silky, and the length is long and juicy.

Acidity level :
Round

Sugar Level :
Extra dry

Body / alcohol :
Rich

Tannins :
Fluid

Wood level :
Harmonious wood flavours

Aftertaste
: medium

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