Produced at the grand Château de Langalerie, an estate dating back to 1830, by the distinguished winemaker Michel Rolland. The Merlot-based wine is utterly traditional in its production and shows a very classic style. The nose is black cherries, black plums, and crème de cassis, with very light herbs, minerality, and cocoa powder. In the mouth, the wine is medium to medium-full body, with deep black fruits dominant over some red berries like cranberry and strawberry. There’s more cedar, bark, green tobacco, and cigar box, with a touch of tarragon, conifer (redwood), and vanilla notes on the very fine, slightly grippy finish.
This beautiful estate located in the Bordeaux area and more precisely in Côtes de Bordeaux is being entirely restructured. Started its organic conversion in 2017 and its commercialization 3 years ago. The Château de Langalerie has 58 hectares of planted vines and is surrounded by around twenty hectares of woodland and closely promotes the development of biodiversity. The estate is located at the top of one of the highest hills, it enjoys a magnificent panorama and a perfect south-southeast exposure. In addition, our vines are planted on beautiful clay-limestone soil, ideal for the development of their Merlot.
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Spicy and smoky, this wine moves easily between bright berry fruits and a structure made for aging. With a fresh edge of black currants and a firm core of tannins, the wine will age well. Drink starting 2021."
Gold medal - Gilbert et Gaillard
"Made with Merlot only, this Château de Langalerie offers an elegant and complex nose of ripe fruit, sweet spices, cedar, and cocoa. The tannin is very supple and this roundness amplifies the palate with hints of black fruits. The gourmet finish reveals a real harmony that enables this wine to be enjoyed now."