Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: SEMO035
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.

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.
A lovely rounded and intriguing nose, showing the Merlot dominance at this estate. A smattering of spice box sprinkled on a core of sweetly rounded, voluptuous red and black fruits, a touch of sandalwood and bitter chocolate add seasoning and complexity. Long restrained and focused quality to the finish.
The perfect partner for grilled chops - veal, pork or lamb - especially with herbs such as thyme, rosemary and oregano.
Aged in 1 and 2 year old barrels sourced from the 4th Growth Grand Cru Classé, Château Prieuré-Lichine.

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