Chateau Lamarque - Haut Medoc - red - 2012 - 1500 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“Ruby/purple-tinged and showing well, this Haut-Médoc displays plump berry fruit as well as notes of cedar, underbrush and spice box. It is medium-bodied and relatively sweet, but has ripe tannins in a very up-front, forward, consumer-friendly style. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.” Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Château de Lamarque is a delightful Haut-Médoc property which is situated on the left bank of the Gironde, to the north of Margaux, on the south of Pauillac and Saint-Julien. Because the quality of the harvest and the nurturing of the vines is essential to the finished wine, Marie-Hélène Gromand d'Evry took steps to improve vineyard practices. Production has been savaged under her jurisdiction as she has introduced an extremely rigorous regime of crop thinning. The results show in the concentration of successive Château de Lamarque vintages. This involves researching, monitoring and assessing the vines from sub-soil through to the grapes. A great deal of painstaking work and investment has gone into plotting a minutely detailed map of the vineyard, parcel by parcel, which has enabled a much greater understanding of the diversity of soils and how best to look after the vines. The results are already exciting and they now underpin the future-planting program of the Château.
The vineyards covers thirty-five hectares, planted on alluvial gravel with a sub-soil of clay, sandstone and red gravels, deep and well-drained. The Château's vineyards lie in three distinctive plots each on a gravel mound. One parcel lies within Lamarque village, just behind the church. A second is opposite Château Malescasse, further south, and then there is a sizeable parcel to the west of the road north. This part of Château de Lamarque borders Moulis and counts Châteaux Poujeaux, Maucaillou and Chasse-Spleen among its neighbors.
Variety: Proprietary Blend