This is a small property on sandy-gravel soils, with a production of about 130 barrels. Planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the average age of the vineyard is now 35 years. After fermentation in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats, the wine is now ageing in 40% new oak barrels, the balance being in one-year barrels. Colour is red purple of medium depth, the nose showing brightly fruity, cherry aromas which are vibrant and fresh. The palate starts full-bodied, with dense, gentle fruitiness throughout, then well-sustained aftertaste, with fine tannins in balance and good length (for drinking 2015-2020).
2012 Château Vieux-Lartigue, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
£229.20 per case
(£19.10 per bottle)
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