A decadent bottle of right bank Bordeaux.
This chateau is part of the budding Bordeaux empire of Françoise Lannoye and her husband, Philippe. They purchased their first property, Château Lanbersac, in Puisseguin in 2001. Since then, they have purchased and renovated Château Moulin de Clotte in Côtes de Castillon and Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret in Saint Emilion. The well-regarded winemaker François Despagne oversees all the properties.
Starting with pomegranate and iron, it quickly escalates into cherry preserves and smoked chocolate. Tannins close off the finish slightly, but notes of cherry and allspice sneak past on the finish. A year or two of cellaring will do wonders for this bottle.