Chateau Larose Perganson 2010

£19.95

 

Decanter

1st February, 2013

Panel Tasting, 18 points

Highly Recommended

Forward new oak on the nose with vanilla, powerful black fruits and violets. Rich, flamboyant, concentrated, complex and spicy, with bags of vigour, tight and structured, peppery and long. Shows the character of the Haut-Médoc in the best way. Very, very good.

TASTING NOTE

A wine with clear, intense brilliant colour and a ‘bouquet‘ of black berries with spicier notes coming to the fore. On the palate the fullness of the wine is perfectly structured: great freshness, impressing voluptuousness, polished tannins, in an overall very elegant wine. Plenty of flavour and complexity. A very long lasting finish with great finesse. A definitive cellaring wine. Please decant two hours before tasting.

 

Château Larose Perganson’s 35 hectares of vineyards are located in St Laurent Médoc on Médoc‘s finest gravelly soils: gunzian gravel from the Quaternary and Pyrenean gravel. It produces consistently award-winning wines at a fraction of the price of its illustrious neighbours (Château Latour).

A late harvest due to a bitter cold Winter and lower yields due to torrential rains during grape flowering and by drought conditions thereupon. Perfect ripeness was reached thanks to exceptional climatic conditions in September and October.The wines are massive yet fresher than in 2009 because of coller temperatures.

Micro-oxygenation during post-fermentary maceration was done in proportion to the richness and quality of tannins of each vat. Running off the wine and pressing the grape skins: press wines were kept separately and selected by tasting. The blending was done prior the wine was poured into barrels. The wine was matured 100% in barrels for a period of 12 to 18 months. 30 to 50% of these oak barrels were new. The final blending was done at the end of the maturation period.


 

14% abv

50% Cabernet Sauvignon
45% Merlot
5% Petit Verdot
Chateau Larose Perganson 2010
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