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Sleeper of the Vintage

I feel like a kid at Christmas! The 2015 Bordeaux have arrived and I get to taste my way through the “little wines” I selected at the barrel tastings almost 3 years ago. The last few days have featured such wines and today I have a true SLEEPER OF THE VINTAGE, Chateau de Laussac. I bought it before it got the below review from Wine Advocate so we have the best price anywhere and I have rare large formats.

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Located on the remarkable hillsides which skirt the city of Saint-Emilion , Château de Laussac has been a privileged place for wine for 200 years. The property located in the town of Saint-Magne Castillon covers 28 hectares of vineyards. The annual production of 180,000 bottles is divided into 1 rosé wine and 4 red wines corresponding to different terroirs. Alexandra and Nicolas acquired the Château de Laussac in 2004. Since then, the famous oenologist Michel Rolland has advised him. Château de Laussac benefits from the most attentive and enlightened care in viticulture and winemaking in a spirit of excellence and a quest for perfection. In a spirit of unflagging exigency, he continues today his ascent towards ever more delicacy and complexity. Château de Laussac produces rare and voluptuous pleasure wines that delight fans and connoisseurs alike.

*2015 Chateau Laussac Cotes de Castillon
$15.99btl 750ml
$34.50 per Magnum
$69.99 per 3 liter
(Wine Advocate 91-93)

The 2015 Laussac has a detailed, quite complex bouquet with lifted blackberry and cedar aromas, very expressive and welcoming. The palate is clean and fresh, very well balanced with grainy tannin, pure black and red fruit, and is beautifully poised with an elegant finish that is an absolute delight. Expect this to land at the top of my banded score – absolutely superb.