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Laniote St Emilion Grand Cru 2010

Saint Emilion Grand Cru

€58.00/Bottle | €696.00/Case
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Easy and aromatic on the nose. Red fruit fragrance. Palate firm and structured. Solid tannic grip on the finish. Good fragrant fruit with fine lift from Cabernet Franc and good freshness and lift on the palate. Clear and elegant vineyard expression and good length for the future. Creamy aromas of black fruit and spice, a great richness in the mouth offering notes of vanilla and light toast, and fully-incorporated silky tannins. As the bottle has aged, it is now starting to show true class and complexity.

This is a big wine (15%) but beautifully balanced and the high alcohol isn't as obvious.


AGING

12 to 16 months in oak barrels, of which 40–50% are new depending on the vintage. Racking every four months.

ANNUAL PRODUCTION : 26,000 to 32,000 bottles per year.

The Vineyard

Château Laniote has been in Arnaud de la Filolie’s family for almost two centuries. The property was created in 1816 by a Saint-Emilion wine merchant named Pierre Lacoste, who purchased a cellar and some neighboring vines, then gradually enlarged the estate through 1844.

The property was then transmitted in a direct line from mother to daughter for eight generations. The owner’s name thus changed with each inheritance: Lacoste, Rouja, Freymond, Schneider, La Filolie.

In the heart of Saint-Emilion is the 13th-century chapel that adorns the Château Laniote label, which still belongs to the family’s descendants: the Hermitage where Saint-Emilion lived (in the photo: his seat, his bed, and the fountain of miracles) as well as part of the Catacombs. Thus, we can claim to be the guardians of the cradle of Saint-Emilion.

These sites are inscribed on the list of French Historic Monuments.

Critics
 
Laniote St Emilion Grand Cru 2010
Red Nose Rating: 93%
Tags:
Fine Wine with long rich finish