Château Laronde Desormes, Bordeaux Supérieur
Deep garnet/purple in hue. Dark fruit aromas on the nose – blackberries, plums. Full bodied, well-rounded on the palate, firm structure. Chewy texture, with a mineral and long, satisfying finish.
- Vintage: 2010
- Origin: Bordeaux, France
- Taste guide: Full bodied, dry. Dark fruit & earthy nose which continue to rounded palate - Part 'new' oaked (25%)
- 75cl - Traditional Cork Opening - 15%
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot.
Winemaker Claude Gaudin has fashioned some exceptional wines from Petits Châteaux located along the Garonne River, bordering the Haut-Médoc appellation. His philosophy is simple: the wine is made in the vineyard. Dense plantation naturally reduces the yield per vine, resulting in a more concentrated wine. Traditional vinification and just the right touch of new oak give structure and added dimensions of flavor and complexity. Located along the edge of the Haut Medoc and at the very beginning of the Margaux appellation, Chateau Laronde Desor mes shows exceptional character beyond its simple “Bordeaux Superieur” appellation.
Aged in only a small percentage (25%) of new oak. The resulting wine is full of finesse and elegance, with well-balanced bright fruit, tobacco and vanilla hints with an easy finish. The Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend is built to taste more like one of its Medoc neighbours than like a simple Bordeaux rouge.
Will pair well with grilled red meats, roasted game, woodland mushrooms and strong cheeses. Bottled freely (without filtration) this wine can present a deposit so please be aware of sediment at the bottom of the bottle.
We seem to be the only online retailer of this rare French wine, estimated value of £20+ especially for a 2010 Vintage which will continue to cellar well for a couple more years.
Bin End Wines price: £14.55