Haut-Medoc, Chateau de Lauga 2018 (6b case)


Haut-Medoc, Chateau de Lauga 2018 (6b case)


Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere

This Cru Artisan vineyard is a Jonny Wilkinson conversion away from the legendary St. Julien appellation.  Sharing similar terroir to its esteemed neighbour but being in  Cussac-Fort-Medoc means that the wine is very affordable to all lovers of classic claret. After doing the classic “world tour of winemaking” Charles Brun took over as the seventh generation of independent winemakers and coopers at Chateau de Lauga.
A Medoc blend of 55% cabernet Sauvignon, 35% merlot and the remainder “the seasoning grapes” (Petit Verdot, Cab Franc & Carmenere), manual harvesting, traditional artisan wine-making and 12 months in oak barrels; all means that you can quite easily think that you are drinking St. Julien.
On appearance an intense ruby red with a bouquet of ripe red fruits, vanilla and roasting spices. On the palate well balanced but with  sufficient tannins to suggest a long life ahead. Ripe fruits all tightly woven to make a concentrated yet charmingly interesting wine that will continue to develop over the next ten years or so.
Classic left bank claret of a style that is rarely seen nowadays but heaven made for your Sunday roasts.
By all means drink St. Julien but try this for a more affordable alternative from the highly regarded 2018 vintage!
Drink now — 2028

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