With the 2018 vintage of this wine
scoring across the board either 91- or 92-points from Vinous, Decanter, the Wine Enthusiast and James Suckling, this is an incredible opportunity to score a bottle aged vintage of Listrac-Medoc red for a song.
The 2018 vintage is notable as exceptional and, perhaps, legendary. Only time will tell.
Big, rich, ripe and chewy, with tremendous backbone as well as precision, I specifically negotiated this Bordeaux deal for you guys because
this exceptional property's modern style is perfect for Napa Cabernet-lovers. I know you love your Napa Cabernet's big and bold, so here is your chance to own the high-scoring Bordeaux equivalent for well less than half of its $40/bottle list price.
Listrac-Medoc is in the heart of the left bank between Margaux and St. Julien and is generally considered a lesser region due to the clay and limestone soils. However, there are a few Chateau that sit high atop the gravelly plains and produce a whole other level of quality for the region and some of the best values in Bordeaux.
Lot 306 hails from one of those Chateau and represents the fantastic 2018 vintage. These are wines of richness, backbone, and precision.
24-hour decant for near term consumption. These will age gracefully for another 20+ years. I have had these open on my desk for over a week now and they are still fresh and continue to improve.
Tasting Notes - even darker in the glass. The bouquet is quite similar to the 2016 but bright with more ripe raspberry and juicy black cherry lifted fruit complexed with clove and thyme spice. Savory leather and cedar notes anchor the fruit. Fleshy through the mid palate but balanced and restrained on the finish, a foot in the new world and a foot in the old world, fine tannins throughout and lingering finish that carries endlessly. Fantastic oak integration throughout with tremendous precision across both wines. 100% Estate Vineyards, 100% Listrac-Medoc 52% Merlot, 47% Cabernet, 1% Petite Verdot 25% new French oak 14.5% alc. 24-hour decant for near term consumption (though I would ideally give these another couple of years in bottle). These will age gracefully for another 20 years (I have had these open on my desk for over a week now and they are still fresh and continue to improve).