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Chateau du Courlat Lussac Saint Emilion le Raisins de la Tradition Cuvee Jean Baptiste 1996

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought four bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/48654 for the price of £30. Lussac Saint-Emilion is one of the 'satelite Saint Emilion AOC's. Chateau Courlat is owned by Pierre Bourette who also owns Chateau Bonalgue in Pomerol and this is a special cuvee named in honour of his grandfather who originally planted the 4 hectares of old vines used.Unlike the rest of Chateau Courlat's production it is aged in oak barrels as well.It is 80% merlot,15% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon.I opened my first bottle last night to accompany my supper of lamb shanks and I was seriously impressed.There is plenty of a blackcurrant and plum style fruit there and the tannins were soft.It is also very smooth and subtle.I have no hesitation in giving this top marks.I also think it was excellent value for money

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Château du Courlat:
This estate belonging to Pierre Bourotte, also owner of Ch. Bonalgue is located on one of the best soils in Lussac St Emilion. Even as a child, Pierre Bourotte was drawn to Château du Courlat and knew he wanted to continue his grand-father Jean Baptiste Audy''s work. The property today counts 17 hectares of vines, and is run by Jean-Baptiste Bourotte, and has long since taken its place at the... Read more
This estate belonging to Pierre Bourotte, also owner of Ch. Bonalgue is located on one of the best soils in Lussac St Emilion. Even as a child, Pierre Bourotte was drawn to Château du Courlat and knew he wanted to continue his grand-father Jean Baptiste Audy''s work. The property today counts 17 hectares of vines, and is run by Jean-Baptiste Bourotte, and has long since taken its place at the very top of the appellation Lussac Saint Emilion. Mainly made from Merlot vines (80%), the classic wine has a long ageing partly in oak, and expresses elegance, purity of fruit, and gentle tannins. Read less

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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I bought four bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/48654 for the price of £30. Lussac Saint-Emilion is one of the 'satelite Saint Emilion AOC's. Chateau Courlat is owned by Pierre Bourette who also owns Chateau Bonalgue in Pomerol and this is a special cuvee named in honour of his grandfather who originally planted the 4 hectares of old vines used.Unlike the rest of Chateau Courlat's production it is aged in oak barrels as well.It is 80% merlot,15% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon.I opened my first bottle last night to accompany my supper of lamb shanks and I was seriously impressed.There is plenty of a blackcurrant and plum style fruit there and the tannins were soft.It is also very smooth and subtle.I have no hesitation in giving this top marks.I also think it was excellent value for money




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