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Chateau Lasségue
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Chateau Lasségue 2008

Saint Émilion, Libourne, Bordeaux, FranceChateau Lassègue has roots in Bordeaux that date back to the 1600’s but by the time Jesse Jackson got involved in 2003 it was at a low point. His fix was winegrower Pierre Seillan, and after Jess died in 2011 Seillan and Jesse’s wife Barbara have carried on. Nothing has been easy but the winery seems to be in a good place today. The 24-hectare site is planted to 60 percent merlot, 25 percent cabernet franc and 15 percent cabernet sauvignon and the vineyard is pushing 40 years. This has all the hallmarks of St. Emilion: a mineral, savoury earthy underbrush current that cuts into the supple plummy soft resiny red fruit. The finish is rich, persistent and long. A great performance in an average year. Ready to drink. Try this with mushrooms and game birds.Tasted: 23 December 2016Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 76.99 private wine shops AB 70.00 private wine shops Producer: Chateau LasségueDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 844431UPC: 062699023115