Chateau Langlet 2015
Deep red color. An expressive nose with soft Merlot aromas of blackcurrant and black cherry, lightly toasted. The palate is velvety and fleshy with ripe powerful tannins. The finish is long well- rounded and hearty.
Varietal Composition: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Located in the village of Cabanac-et-Villagrains, in the township of La Bre`de, Cha^teau Langlet is one of the oldest wines of the Graves appellation.
The vineyard has been in the Jean Kressmann family since 1999 who also own Château-Latour Martillac (Grand Cru Classé Graves). Langlet thus benefits from the same expertise as its sister estate, but at a much more affordable price.
The vineyard of 7.1 hectares (18 acres) is spread over a hill of deep gravel pebbles with 25 year old vines. After manuel harvest, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel vats. It is aged 12 months in 20% new French oak before bottling. Estate grown and bottled. Sustainable practices.
Today, Cha^teau Langlet makes red and white wine.
Famous for both its red and white wines, Graves is a large region, extending 30 miles southeast of the city of Bordeaux, along the left bank of the Garonne River. Red wine producing vineyards cover well over three times as much area as the whites. In the late 1980s, the French created the separate appellation of Pessac-Léognan within the northern confines of Graves. It includes all of its most famous properties, and the southern suburbs of the city Bordeaux itself. In French "graves" is a term used to indicate gravelly soils.
One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.