PESSAC-LEOGNAN, BORDEAUX, FRANCE
The first small vineyard was planted on the estate in 1476, and after being donated to a monastic order, it was confiscated by the Assemblee Nationale after the French Revolution. Sold to a Bordeaux winemerchant in 1791, his family owned it for most of the 19th Century. In the early 20th Century, Alfred Bertrand-Taquet, the Mayor of Leognan, ran the property before it went through a period of neglect. Andre Lurton bought the estate in 1965 and it remains with his family to date.
"A wonderful older wine with aromas of butterscotch, dried tropical fruit and a hint of hedgerow. The palate has richness, papaya and more of the dried fruit, this time with...
"Now 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is remarkable, but one to put away for a decade. Light, fresh, clean and elegant, but still awaiting the complexity and depth to emerge,...
"Lurton wanted their whites to go into screwtop but by the 2014 vintage the French market had forced them to abandon this plan. Fortunately the 2006 is in screwcap and...
A brilliant Claret from a not too brilliant year, proving that you can polish a t...... you can make nice wine in a mediocre year.