Chateau de Lisse St. Emilion Grand Cru 2005

External Review by WineExpress.com:

The vines of Chateau de Lisse lie on the eastern hillsides of St. Emilion and get a full southern exposure. In a legendary vintage like 2005 these hills received the sun's bounty like never before, maturing intensely expressive and flavor-filled grapes. Vines are densely planted and the Chateau works judiciously to keep yields to a minimum (less than 3 tons per acre), so the grapes are concentrated and rich. Then each harvested lot undergoes a careful triage to insure that quality is at a peak. The finished wines were aged 14 months in French oak barrels before the final blend of 85% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon was made. This Bordeaux shows wonderful ripe flavors of blackberry and boysenberry along with subtle toast and mineral splashes. Tannins are ripe but tame so it drinks gorgeously right now but it's clear that with cellaring for 5-8 years it will provide a rewarding experience. Wine Advocate Vintage Rating: 99 not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator or The Wine Advocate

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Château de Lisse:
The winemaking process is conducted meticulously with comprehensive monitoring and supervision. Harvesting is intentionally carried out late in order to obtain the best possible ripeness. After a very careful sorting process, the grapes from each plot of vines are vinified separately with strict temperature control and long maceration periods to extract all their aromatic potential and good ta... Read more
The winemaking process is conducted meticulously with comprehensive monitoring and supervision. Harvesting is intentionally carried out late in order to obtain the best possible ripeness. After a very careful sorting process, the grapes from each plot of vines are vinified separately with strict temperature control and long maceration periods to extract all their aromatic potential and good tannins. The aim is to respect the land and ensure the wines achieve their best expression - concentration, flavour, finesse and balance. Maturing takes place in French oak barrels for 12 to 16 months depending on the potential of the vintage. During this time, fining with egg-whites finishes off the clarification process before the wines are bottled at the Château. Read less

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Source: WineExpress.com
10/15/2009

The vines of Chateau de Lisse lie on the eastern hillsides of St. Emilion and get a full southern exposure. In a legendary vintage like 2005 these hills received the sun's bounty like never before, maturing intensely expressive and flavor-filled grapes. Vines are densely planted and the Chateau works judiciously to keep yields to a minimum (less than 3 tons per acre), so the grapes are concentrated and rich. Then each harvested lot undergoes a careful triage to insure that quality is at a peak. The finished wines were aged 14 months in French oak barrels before the final blend of 85% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon was made. This Bordeaux shows wonderful ripe flavors of blackberry and boysenberry along with subtle toast and mineral splashes. Tannins are ripe but tame so it drinks gorgeously right now but it's clear that with cellaring for 5-8 years it will provide a rewarding experience. Wine Advocate Vintage Rating: 99 not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator or The Wine Advocate




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