- Natural Cork
- (Buyers Choice case of 6 mixed)
- Buy 6 for only £6.79 each – Save 20% Mixable
- Cellaring for 8 years
Apparently 88% of all wine produced in Bordeaux is red. This Chateau Lauduc is one of them, blended with a delightful duo of grapes 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Words sometimes used to describe Merlot – Luscious, mouth filling, velvety, plummy and intense
Words sometimes used to describe Cabernet Sauvignon – Jammy, oaky, vanilla, tobacco and rich.
Looking at the label it reminded me of a time we drove around the Bordeaux wine region with the rolling hills and vines further than the eye could see. Each one had the gates with the big impressive house behind them – memories!
The Chateau Lauduc wine is grown from grapes on the right bank of the river Gironde and the climate, geography, gravely clay and limestone soil play a major part in wine making.
Even the cork has ‘great Bordeaux wine bottled at Chateau’ written on it !
On opening the bottle and pouring my first glass, I swirled it around and a lovely berry smell hit me so I could not wait to taste it.
I think this wine with a ruby red glow would be lovely drunk on a cold winter evening by the side of a roaring fire, whilst eating a good platter of cheese; we had it with a roast dinner and that was fine. It had a good character and the rich fruitcake flavours, also bitter chocolate and almost smooth liquorice, which makes it very “slurpable”.
I have put one in my cellar to save for 5 years as I am most interested to see if the flavour changes and how, as there was not a mouth puckering tannin taste to this wine: but would it completely disappear with age?
My overall impression of the wine is most enjoyable so 7.5/10 from me.