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Château du Courlat 2015, Lussac, St Emilion

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Produced from 90% Merlot this classic wine expresses elegance, purity of fruit and gentle tannins.
Type:
Vintage:
2015
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Émilion
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2023
Closure Type:
Cork
£14.99
 

Château du Courlat

Château du Courlat is in the satellite appellation of Lussac-Saint-Emilion and has been in the hands of Jean-Baptiste Audy for several decades. The company owns a number of properties on the right bank of Bordeaux, including Clos du Clocher in Pomerol, and is still run by Jean-Baptiste's descendants: firstly, his grandson Pierre Bourotte, and since 2003 his great-grandson Jean-Baptiste Bourotte. Du Courlat's 17 hectares of vines have an average age of 25 years and are planted on the slopes of Lussac with a large lake at their centre.

Tasting Notes

The palate is dominated by crunchy black fruits and a hint of liquorice, along with a streak of graphite and pencil lead.

Food Matches

How about brasied lamb with giant white beans?