Château Lafont Menaut
AOC Pessac-Léognan Red
An excellent vintage from an outstanding terroir: the charm and richness of this wine become evident at the first sight of its beautiful and brilliant, garnet-red colour. Still in its youthful stages, this is an intense wine. Dark fruit predominates at first sniff, with notes of blackcurrant and black cherry. After this appears a more complex ensemble of toast and vanilla. The oak is perceptible, but subtly so, the overall impression remaining one of elegance and lush fruitiness. The attack is long, the palate pleasingly well-balanced between volume and tannins. The supple front-of-palate envelops the palate, then gives way to silky, but intense tannins. Aromatic finish of fig and toasted bread. Fine length.
Best drunk young from 2020, but has cellaring potential for another few years.