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Chateau Lusseau 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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Winemaker Notes

You will appreciate the subtle blending of typical grape varieties from Merlot (50%), to Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), accentuated by Cabernet Franc (5%) and Malbec (5%).

This high quality wine, aged in oak barrels for 12 to 14 months, will delight you by the harmony of its black fruit aromas and its subtle wood flavors.

You will love it either daily or for special occasions.

Critical Acclaim

RP 90
The Wine Advocate

The regisseur of the Gerard Perse properties has his own operation, Lusseau. It is a classic St.-Emilion revealing a touch of toasty oak interwoven with beautiful notes of black cherry liqueur, roasted herbs, lavender, and licorice. The aromatics are followed by an opulent, fleshy wine possessing admirable purity and loads of fruit. Drink this lovely 2005 during its first decade of life.

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Chateau Lusseau, , France - Bordeaux
Chateau Lusseau
The day my daughter told me she wanted to run the vineyard, I was not really carried away. A woman evolving in this male-chauvinist environment…. It sounded like a great task. Doing her way, she forsook her lawyer position in order to get a diploma in viticulture at the Lycée agricole of Blanquefort. Eventually, she achieved her first vintage in 2000. After 6 years managing the property, she has been able to mix the exactness of her university background, the family passion for the good wine and her female intuition to turn the Château Lusseau into a great new name of the “Graves de Bordeaux"

One of the most iconic regions of Italy for wine, scenery, and history...

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One of the most iconic regions of Italy for wine, scenery, and history, Tuscany is the world’s most important outpost for the Sangiovese grape. Ranging in style from fruity and simply to complex and age-worthy, as well as in price from budget-friendly to ultra-premium, Sangiovese makes up a significant percentage of plantings here, with the white Trebbiano Toscano trailing far behind. Within Tuscany, many esteemed wines are produced in their respective sub-zones, including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Bolgheri, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The climate is Mediterranean and the topography consists mostly of picturesque rolling hills, with the hillside locations hosting the best vines, as Sangiovese ripens most efficiently with maximum exposure to sunlight.

Sangiovese at its simplest, often carrying a regional designation of Chianti or just Italy, produces straightforward pizza-friendly wines with bright red fruit and not much more, but at its best it shows remarkable complexity. In top-quality Sangiovese-based wines, expressive notes of sour cherry, balsamic vinegar, dried herbs, leather, fresh earth, dried flowers, anise, tobacco smoke, and cured meat fill the glass. Brunello in particular is sensitive to vintage variation, performing best in years that are not too hot and not too cold. A more recent phenomenon as of the 1970s is the “Super Tuscan”—a wine made from international grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, or Syrah, often grown in Tuscany’s Bolgheri region, with or without Sangiovese. These tend to be big, bold, and modern in style, often with noticeable new oak, and sold at super-premium prices.

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