Château La Menotte AOC Lalande de Pomerol Red - Technical sheet

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Château La Menotte

AOC Lalande de Pomerol Red

This small family-property is ideally situated in the middle of the Lalande de Pomerol appellation in Néac. This small winegrowing appellation totalling just 1,100 hectares lies north of the town of Libourne and is bordered by the Pomerol appellation to the south, with just the Barbanne river forming the line of separation, and by the Montagne Saint-Emilion appellation to the east. The wine is vinified with great care by the SIMON family. The Merlot is dominant and the wine shows all the richness, fineness and elegance of this exceptional terroir.

Technical sheets

  • 2015

    VINTAGE 2015

    TASTING NOTES

    Fruit of this exceptional vintage, a brilliant, sustained garnet colour which inspires confidence, as does the expressive bouquet, typical of this terroir, of ripe Merlot, accompanied by hints of vanilla and toast from ageing in quality oak. Balanced attack, the mid-palate also seductively balanced between creamy extract and plump, smooth tannins. The long finish ends with a wonderfully fresh, fruity back-of-palate of cherry and blackberry. An expressive wine which should age well.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2017. Ageing 5 to 10 years.

  • 2016

    VINTAGE 2016

    TASTING NOTES

    This vintage is a deep purple hue with slightly brick tints. Its black fruit aromas (blackcurrant and blackberry) are highlighted by notes of oak and leather. The supple, rounded tannins gain in intensity and linger on the palate, while the finish is harmonious, displaying earthy notes and fine aromatic complexity. A very fine example of this prestigious appellation. Enjoy over a festive meal, for example with braised beef.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2019. Ageing 5 to 10 years.

  • 2018

    VINTAGE 2018

    TASTING NOTES

    Limpid and brilliant in appearance, the colour ranging from hues of deep ruby red to still purple tints at the rim. The equally generous bouquet fills the senses with spices, blackberry and blackcurrant with a floral note evocative of violets. The palate is warm, ample and fruity, underpinned by tannins which are still young but with a little bottle ageing will evolve yet creamier extract. A decidedly excellent achievement in what is already a legendary year.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2019. Ageing 5 to 10 years.