Lassègue Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2018

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from St-Émilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
WD 94-96
DE 95
JD 94
JS 94
WE 92
14.3% ABV
Item # 345049

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$59.95

750ml
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94-96 points Chris Kissack (Winedoctor): "The blend is 62% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, the first Merlot picked on September 20th, the last Cabernet Sauvignon on October 13th. The alcohol is 14.3%. This has a great nose, scented with kirsch and ripe black cherries, and dressed with toasted cocoa bean. The palate is pure, cool, very fresh, very honest, with a lovely texture and depth, a fine-boned grip and plenty of ripe and tightly grained tannins. A style which is supple and succulent, fresh and pure. A charming composition, combining the ripe and rich fruit of the vintage with an elegantly extracted backbone of svelte tannins and a breeze of fresh acidity. This is quite delicious, with lovely potential. (Apr 2019)"

95 points Jane Anson (Decanter): "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. 60% new oak. 3.75pH. Harvested 24 September to 13 October. A yield of 49hl/ha. Drinking Window: 2028-2040. (May 2021)"

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2018 Château Lassegue emerges from the home estate of Pierre Seillan, who's also behind the incredibly quality of Verite in Sonoma County. It's a beautifully seductive, seamless 2018 with a wonderful core of red and blue fruits, notes of leafy herbs and tobacco, nicely integrated tannins, a great mid-palate, and a rounded, mouth-filling texture. Beautifully done, enjoy this irresistible Saint-Emilion over the coming two decades. Drink: 2021-2041. (Mar 2021)"

94 points James Suckling: "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. (Mar 2021)"

92 points/'Cellar Selection,' Wine Enthusiast: "This wine benefits from the rich tannins of the vintage, resulting in a beautifully ripe wine, dense and concentrated. Even the high alcohol does not take away from the wine's freshness and swathes of black fruit. It needs to age, so drink from 2023. (Dec 2019)"
94-96 points Chris Kissack (Winedoctor): "The blend is 62% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, the first Merlot picked on September 20th, the last Cabernet Sauvignon on October 13th. The alcohol is 14.3%. This has a great nose, scented with kirsch and ripe black cherries, and dressed with toasted cocoa bean. The palate is pure, cool, very fresh, very honest, with a lovely texture and depth, a fine-boned grip and plenty of ripe and tightly grained tannins. A style which is supple and succulent, fresh and pure. A charming composition, combining the ripe and rich fruit of the vintage with an elegantly extracted backbone of svelte tannins and a breeze of fresh acidity. This is quite delicious, with lovely potential. (Apr 2019)"

95 points Jane Anson (Decanter): "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. 60% new oak. 3.75pH. Harvested 24 September to 13 October. A yield of 49hl/ha. Drinking Window: 2028-2040. (May 2021)"

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2018 Château Lassegue emerges from the home estate of Pierre Seillan, who's also behind the incredibly quality of Verite in Sonoma County. It's a beautifully seductive, seamless 2018 with a wonderful core of red and blue fruits, notes of leafy herbs and tobacco, nicely integrated tannins, a great mid-palate, and a rounded, mouth-filling texture. Beautifully done, enjoy this irresistible Saint-Emilion over the coming two decades. Drink: 2021-2041. (Mar 2021)"

94 points James Suckling: "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. (Mar 2021)"

92 points/'Cellar Selection,' Wine Enthusiast: "This wine benefits from the rich tannins of the vintage, resulting in a beautifully ripe wine, dense and concentrated. Even the high alcohol does not take away from the wine's freshness and swathes of black fruit. It needs to age, so drink from 2023. (Dec 2019)"
Product SKU 345049
Producer Lassègue
Country France
Region Bordeaux
SubRegion Right Bank
Appellation St-Émilion
Varietal Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends
Designation Grand Cru
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 62% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV 14.3%
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