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2012 Saint-Estephe (Lavillotte, Chateau)

Chateau Lavillotte, Saint-Estephe, Bordeaux, France 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

CASSIS & BLACKBERRY, BAY LEAF & CLAY, ESPRESSO

The northern Haut-Médoc’s Saint-Estephe has earned (and seems proud of) its reputation for producing the most “severe” of the Cabernet Sauvignon-driven Left-Bank Bordeaux. The best Saint-Estephes, however, temper their stern tannic structures with assertive black fruit, sumptuous earth, and distinctive herbaceousness that softens that edge, imbuing them with an impressive generosity. This essentially offering from Lavillotte provides us with just such an example of archetypal old-world Cab Sauv character, clay-like minerality, and wisps of bitter black chocolate.

Serving Suggestion: Oxtail stew w/ pearl onions, shallots, & bay leaves. Roasted russet potato wedges w/ balsamic reduction & sage.

36.99

14 in stock

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