Autumn Claret - 84 p
The colourful month of September is here and the threes are starting their annual fireworks of colour. Rain and wind is picking as we head indoors and prepare the oven for the colder weather ahead. As these changes roll on we also change in our preferences in wine. Gone are the light , fresh and fruity white and rosé wines of summer. Bring us the bottles of red wine, and let them be Clarets!
Claret is the word the English traditionally call wines form Bordeaux. It’s the deep red colour that has given the wines it’s name. This weeks wine is a Cru Bourgeois, a classification list that lists some of the châteaux from the Médoc that were not included in the 1855 Classification of Crus Classés, or Classed Growths. Notionally, Cru Bourgeois is a level below Cru Classé, but still of high quality. This also means that you can find some good value wines from here.
Between Margaux and Saint-Julien, on the highest ridge of the AOC MOULIS, Châteaux Lalaudey and Pomeys have established facilities combining tradition and modernity in order to offer the best of their terroir. The vineyard is located on the lands of Moulis-en-Médoc, ancient Bordeaux breadbasket, Châteaux Lalaudey and Pomeys have got a unique geographical situation. Smallest appellation of Medoc, Moulis is a strip with several amazing terroirs. Manual harvest at the best of maturity. Selection in the vineyard and after destalking. No crushing, maceration prior to fermentation, mixing and racking. Long fermentation of skins.
Ch. Lalaudey Moulis en Médoc Cru Bourgeois 2016 - 249,90 kr
A little underripeness on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, hints of tobacco and spices with a harmonious finish that displays good concentration without becoming overbearing like some of its peers. Pleasingly complex and engaging on the palate, smoothly textured with red apple notes on the finish. This will hold well in the cellar for a few years still, but is also perfect with a bloody steak!
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