Château Caillou Les Martins AOC Lussac Saint-Emilion Red - Technical sheet

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Château Caillou Les Martins

AOC Lussac Saint-Emilion Red

This estate of 8 uninterrupted hectares, which has been owned for several decades now by Jean-François Carrille, is situated in the municipality of Lussac. The vines are planted on a mainly clay soil which yields generous, robust wines. The harvesting is done by hand to preserve the great aromatic potential of the grapes.

Technical sheets

  • 2009

    VINTAGE 2009

    TASTING NOTES

    Deep garnet red with purple tints. Generous nose of spice combined with overripe fruit, making an intense whole. Frank on attack, the palate is sustained by velvety tannins and fleshy extract that evolves right to finish, with blackcurrant and blackberry dominating the aromatic end-of-palate. A wine from a legendary vintage and an exceptional terroir.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2013.

  • 2010

    VINTAGE 2010

    TASTING NOTES

    Brilliant, sustained garnet hue. The bouquet delivers subtle aromas of fruit with jammy strawberry and a hint of pepper and menthol. In much the same vein, the palate is supple, fresh and fruity, with elegant, feminine tannins underpinned by distinguished, velvety extract. A very fine wine, typical of this prestigious appellation.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2014.

  • 2011

    VINTAGE 2011

    TASTING NOTES

    Beautiful, sustained ruby red. The fruity nose is somewhat restrained but opens when aerated to reveal elegant aromas of red fruit and spices with a hint of toastiness. The front-of-palate with its smooth, creamy tannins is counterbalanced by fine length and discreet, refined oak. A very feminine wine made with beautifully ripe Merlot.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2014.

  • 2012

    VINTAGE 2012

    TASTING NOTES

    A beautiful, sustained garnet red, displaying jammy, sappy notes in a pleasingly elegant bouquet alongside the red berries so typical of this growth. The palate is distinctive, full of finesse and creamy extract with a well-balanced, moderately tannic base. The same great aromatic generosity is present in the lingering finish. A worthy successor to a long line of great wines, the Merlot expressing its full potential in this exceptional terroir, vinified with passionate dedication by Jean François Carrille.

    AGEING

    Drink from 2016.