April 25, 2016

Lassegue Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2006

A wine perfect for Father's Day

By In Wine To Try
As my parents slip gracefully into old age buying them presents becomes ever more troublesome. My mother isn’t too bad; she seems happy enough with flowers, chocolates or artisanal brownies for Mothers Day. Christmas is more of a chore as her birthday is Christmas Eve so differentiating the two gifts has always proved problematic. My father though is vastly more tricky to buy for. He really doesn’t ‘need’ anything, has little interest in clothes, wouldn’t appreciate one of my photos even if I took one of his (highly specialised) South American orchids. So drink it will have to be.

Sadly, for those touting whisky gift packs, special bottlings and other such inducements my father doesn’t drink spirits. Wine though he does enjoy. What is required is a something, not necessarily hugely expensive, but stylishly packaged that screams class and quality. This Lassegue Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2006 would fit the criteria perfectly.

The label is stylish, in a modem contemporary manner which makes a refreshing change from some dull old chateau picture and the bottle is agreeably weighty implying class and quality, and suitably delicious to drink too. A case of six is available from closcru.com priced at £152. With no immediate rush to drink up, a few bottles of Lassegue stashed away makes the gift longer lasting. And, if I’m lucky, a bottle or two might be opened at Christmas or next Easter. For those who relish such details the 2006 vintage is a blend of 55% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon.

A Wine For Father’s Day Lassegue Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2006

Chateau Lassegue Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2006

Chateau Lassegue Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2006

Father’s Day is held on the third Sunday of June in the United Kingdom, which makes it June 19th in 2016. Plenty of time to find a suitable gift…

“Winemaker’s tasting notes: On the nose there are aromas of berry jam, a hint of roasted coffee and dark fruits, affrming a wine that tastes young. The savory tannins are round and ripe. In the mouth, this wine is very harmonious with an elegant finish, light and fresh, despite the wine’s power. You can start enjoying this wine for its fruit if you are impatient, or wait at least 5-6 years to enjoy its full beauty.”

Ornate sundials adorn the façade of Château Lassègue, a beautiful 17th century Château,. This symbol of the perfect sun exposure became our logo and conveys the message of our wines. Lassègue is Saint-Emilion at its most opulent. Old vines grow on the South/ Southwest hills in clay and limestone soils in line with Côte de Pavie, adding minerality to their fruit. Rich, aromatic cabernet franc married to the dense concentration of old vine merlot, seasoned with a touch of cabernet sauvignon results in a wine that is at once powerful and elegant.
Chateau Lassegue

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