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Les Chevaliers 2008, Château Milhau-Lacugue, Saint-Chinian

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Les Chevaliers 2008 - Château Milhau-Lacugue, Saint-Chinian

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The opinion of the sommelier

We met Jean Lacugue last November at a wine tasting event dedicated to the Saint-Chinian appellation. I really enjoyed the 2008 vintage, and chose to select it for the January Vitibox as it has already developed a lot of tertiary aromas, that are the ones due to the aging of wine. As most people drink less often this kind of wines, I figured it would be a nice experience. 

 

Terroir

The clay and limestone slopes on which the vines are planted have an interesting southeast exposure for the development of the vine. The porous soil encourages the roots to go very deep into the ground, which gives a lot of nutrients to the grapes. This terroir also gives great acidity to the wine.

lecepage Grape variety

The blend of this wine might seem weird as winemakers usually choose round numbers. Indeed, while drinking this wine, you’ll be drinking 34% of grenache noir, 37% of syrah, 15% of cinsault and 14% of carignan. It shows how much Jean Lacugue wants to reach the best result possible for his wines. These southern varieties each express themselves in this complex vintage.

lemillesime Vintage

2008 did not give a lot of grapes, but it gave grapes of good quality in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The summer was warm and sunny, and there was almost no rain, which limited the quantities of grapes. But the few grapes that managed to develop reached a really high level of concentration. The harvest happened in rather good conditions, even though it was not as incredible as 2005. 

lerecoltant A winemaker, a family

Château Milhau-Lacugue is located in Puisserguier, in the south of the Saint-Chinian appellation. It is located on one of theroutes that pilgrims used to take to Santiago de Compostela in the Middle Ages. Fun fact: the Romans were very numerous in this area in Ancient history, so you might find relics of these times walking through the vineyards.
 
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Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles until the 28th February 2015. Delivery within 21 days. 

I really enjoyed the 2008 vintage, and chose to select it for the January Vitibox as it has already developed a lot of tertiary aromas, that are the ones due to the aging of wine

 
 
  • Température :12° - 14°C
  • Decanting :Drink as soon as the bottle is opened 
  • Aging potential :until 2017
Food and wine pairings
Stuffed sweet peppers
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Roasted chicken
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Fresh goat cheese
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Chocolate cake
 
 
AppearanceDeep purple red colour.
Purplish red
NoseMature aromas (Chocolate, leather, mushrooms).
Aromatic intensity :
Open and expressive
Wine Aromas :
Understory
Animal
Sweets and pastry
Aromas : chocolate, leather, mushrooms.

Mouth
Soft texture and tannins.

Acidity level :
Fresh

Sugar Level :
Soft

Body / alcohol :
Rich

Tannins :
Fluid

Wood level :
Harmonious wood flavours

Aftertaste
:long with flavours of liquorice.

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