Chateau Lassegue 2018
The Lass gue 2018 shows a deep and intense color. The estate’s terroir maximizedthe potential of this excellent vintage thanks to our 50+ year-old vines and the freshness from the limestone soils. On the nose, the richness of the Merlot iscomplemented by the extravagance of the Cabernet Franc, and after aeration thebouquet develops subtle notes of cassis and violet. The palate explodes with silky round red and black fruit, while the finish is dominated by black fruit with barely perceptible rounded tannins. The Lass gue 2018 is among the great vintages that are characterized by their freshness, complexity and power, a reflection of the estate’s clay and limestone soils on the slopes. This is a vintage with an excellent potential for aging. Blend: 62% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon This is a young wine that is knitted down in flavour but it is not tight or difficult to navigate. You feel the breadth and complexity to the fruit, along with juicy powerful freshness, and the gourmet packing of liquorice and chocolate. These are big wines that are big but expertly balanced by slate and crushed stone minerality, giving balance and succulence. Subtle aromas of sweet berries, Spanish cedar and blackberries with some black mushrooms. Medium-to full-bodied with fine yet chewy tannins and a long finish. Solid and racy. Tight now. Drink after 2024. Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Lassegue features expressive notes of stewed red and black plums, boysenberries and Black Forest cake, plus hints of damp soil, black truffles and tapenade. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers bags of black berry preserves flavors, supported by soft, approachable tannins and just enough freshness, finishing earthy.