Merlot dominated, fresh with layers of exotic spice.
Tasting Notes: Young and earthy, this wine is dominated by black-currant fruits and solid tannins that will open and soften. The solid structure shows well against the wine's potential of fruitiness.
92 Points Cellar Tracker - From the fabulous 2018 Bordeaux vintage this lovely wine from the Blaye-Côtes de Bordeaux appellation is on the eastern side of the Gironde estuary on the opposite bank to the prestigious appellations of Margaux & St Julien. Benefiting from the cool sea breezes and river minerals from the Gironde, this superb Merlot dominated wine is beautifully fresh with layers of exotic spices. A real gem from an under-valued appellation and fantastic vintage.
The de Lagarcie family are wonderful ambassadors of the Blaye appellation. The current owner and winemaker, Benoit de Lagarcie loves his soils and knows his land. He observes the sky each day to reflect upon the climate of tomorrow and listens to his partners, his markets and his consumers to enable him to make the best wine possible.
A property owned and farmed by the de Lagarcie family since 1989, this tiny 4 hectare property stands on superb terroir. Standing by the Gironde estuary, the grapes are kept in perfect shape by the sea breezes, and the temperature fluctuations between night and day bring all of the fresh fruitiness needed for this superb wine. A southern exposure brings the sun needed during the day to bring the grapes to superb maturity.
It is very interesting to observe on a map of Bordeaux, that the Blaye appellation is a mirror image of the Margaux and Saint Julien appellations. Whilst the terroir is different because of the separation by the Gironde river, the climate and proximity to the river minerals are the same.
Food Match : Beef - stews or roasts, roast lamb, games, hard cheeses.
Grape : Merlot
Producer : Chateau Crusquet de Lagarcie
Country : Blaye, Bordeaux, France