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Château Lacaussade Saint-Martin, Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux

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Château Lacaussade Saint-Martin - Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux

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The opinion of the sommelier

Bordeaux is mostly famous thanks to the wines elaborated in Médoc on the left bank of the Gironde River. The dominant variety there is cabernet sauvignon. On the right bank, merlot is the main variety so the wines are known to be fruitier and less tannic. This one has spent 6 months aging in oak barrels: do you feel the aromas of wood and vanilla? 

 

Terroir

Along the Gironde River, the Chateau Lacaussade Saint-Martin is located on a poor ground made of a limestone vein, specific to the terroir which name is Blayais. As you might already know, the vines are fond of poor grounds. Indeed, the vine has to suffer from water stress in order to give concentrated fruits.

lecepage Grape variety

Merlot is the main variety in the Bordeaux region. The tale is that its name comes from the blackbirds, merles in French, who love to peck the grapes of merlot. It blends very well with the cabernet sauvignon known for its tannins. Indeed, merlot gives balance to the blend by bringing nice aromas of red berries, plum and spices.

lemillesime Vintage

Most professionals agree to say that the 2012 vintage is quite atypical in Bordeaux due to its heterogeneity. Indeed, the spring was cold and prevented the grapes from starting their maturation. Aftewards, the summer was warm and sunny so the grapes matured, but the maturation started late and not all the grapes had enough time to reach a good maturity before the harvest. The good thing is that merlot matures faster than cabernet sauvignon, so you can find very good Bordeaux wines in 2012, provided that it is made mostly from merlot. 

lerecoltant A winemaker, a family

When Jacques Chardat arrived in 1991, the Château Lacaussade Saint-Martin was kind of a sleeping beauty. This oenologist from the University of Bordeaux was very ambitious, and started buying new vines to improve the global quality of the wine. More than 20 years later, the vineyard is now 50 hectares (it was 18 hectares in 1991) and produces a wine appreciated by some of the most influential wine critics.
 
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This one has spent 6 months aging in oak barrels: do you feel the aromas of wood and vanilla?

 
 
  • Température :15° - 17°C
  • Decanting :Open just before serving 
  • Aging potential : until 2020
Food and wine pairings
Paté
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Flank steak with shallot
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Rocamadour cheese
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Vanilla Éclairs
 
 
Appearance -Purple colour with colores tears.
Purplish red
Nose -Intense, pleasant, wooded, vanilla and soft nose.
Aromatic intensity :
Semi-intense
Wine Aromas :
Red Fruits
Understory
Arômes : wood, vanilla, blackcurrant.

Mouth
- Round mouth in velvet tannins.

Acidity level :
Fresh

Sugar Level :
Soft

Body / alcohol :
Rich

Tannins :
Fluid

Wood level :
Harmonious wood flavours

Finale
: long and spicy.

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