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Château Semonlon 2019, Haut-Médoc 12 x 75cl

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Situated in the Haut-Médoc near Margaux, this sturdy petit-château claret is made from old vines, which grow on gravelly soil, and whose grapes are harvested by hand.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2019
Size:
12 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Genres:
Style:
N/A
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Haut-Médoc
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2023 through to 2029
£66.00
 

Château Semonlon

This property is located in Avensan, a small commune not far from Margaux. It’s vineyards border those of Château Citran. Owned by the Dumora family, whose patrimony spans several generations, its 7 hectares are planted with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 60% Merlot, while the average age of the vines is 35 years. The soil is comprised of muddy gravel, large stones and small amounts of clay. Aged in 1 and 2 year old barrels sourced from the 4th Growth Grand Cru Classe, Château Prieuré-Lichine, this is a great performer in 2015 and offers terrific value. Dark ruby, almost opaque in colour, unctuous, rich and full of flavour. The tannins are perfectly poised, a touch of oak offers an added dimension and finish is beautiful and concentrated.

Tasting Notes

Aged in 1 and 2 year old barrels sourced from the 4th Growth Grand Cru Classe, Château Prieuré-Lichine, there is a high proportion of Merlot in the blend for a Medoc. Bags of ripe plum fruits, this is a beautifully constructed wine with finely integrated tannins, a succulent mouthfeel and long, rich finish. A kind of Right Bank Left Bank sort of wine – if you know what I mean!