About Les Cadrans de Lassegue 2016 St. Emilion Grand Cru
Chateau Lassegue is the stunning St. Emilion property purchased by the Jackson Family who made it one of the region's top performers. With Winemaker Pierre Seillan (also of Verite), the Lassegue team turns out exceptional right bank Bordeaux every vintage. Located on the Côte de Saint-Émilion, the vineyards of Chateau Lassegue are blessed with both extraordinary soils and an ideal south/south-west exposition to the sun. In discovering the unique micro-crus of the property, Pierre Seillan realized he could produce more than one wine to showcase the diversity of the estate. Primarily a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, Les Cadrans de Lassegue, the estate’s second label, is refined and elegant, a beautiful and perfect expression of its fruit.
2016 was an outstanding vintage and this wine is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from vines averaging 40-50 years of age. The wine was aged 10 Months in 20% new French oak barrels.
This wine shows deep and brilliant color. The nose showcases black cherry, cranberry, spice and violet. Rich and round on the palate, with a touch of well-integrated oak and fine-grained tannins, the wine is polished and exuberant. Fresh acidity on the finish reflects the total harmony of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. A Saint-Emilion in perfect equilibrium, to drink now and over the next 10 years.