Chateau des Laurets 2015 Puisseguin Saint-Emilion

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Here’s a beautifully mature Bordeaux from the outstanding 2015 vintage. Built circa 1860, Château des Laurets features an octagonal tower overlooking the grounds. The vineyards are planted on south-facing slopes with limestone outcrops. The excellent clay-limestone soil gives this Merlot-based Saint-Émilion wine its distinctive taste. Baron Benjamin de Rothschild acquired this superb property in 2003, aiming from the beginning to achieve its fine potential. Vines average a mature 25 years of age, 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Grapes were cold-soaked and fermentation in oak and stainless steel vats with automatic temperature control. Then given micro-oxygenation during post-fermentation maceration. The wine aged 14 months, 30% in new barrels, 30% in second fill barrels and the rest in tank. Decanter Magazine scored this 93 points and Cellar Tracker scores it 91 points. James Suckling scored it 91 points and said “A red with pretty berry, chocolate and hazelnut character. Medium…

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