Château Vieux Larmande Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2010
Fairly woody nose, slightly herbaceous, black currant fruit with some black pepper spice and briar tones – surprisingly soft entry, rich and broad, bitter chocolate toned dark fruit, soft, well managed tannins, bright spicy backend, moderately long spicy finish (87-88)Add winemaker's notes
Editorial Reviews for Château Vieux Larmande Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru
Fairly woody nose, slightly herbaceous, black currant fruit with some black pepper spice and briar tones – surprisingly soft entry, rich and broad, bitter chocolate toned dark fruit, soft, well managed tannins, bright spicy backend, moderately long spicy finish (87-88)
A very animal and wood nose. Young and not yet integrated. Red fruit on the palate, but it is still dominated by the wood. This concentrated wine is extremely dry with a spicy tannic finish. Give it time.
A bit of sweet oak on the nose along with plummy fruit. Tight, but flashy, yet at times unassuming and closed. We tasted this wine over a 6 hour period after decanting. After 6 hours the plummy fruit became fresh dark cherry, way more youthful, and more balanced with finesse, but at the same time big red fruits. I enjoyed it a great deal. Needs a few years or several hours of decanting.
dark garnet. red fruit+earth+spice,blackberry+cherry,earth+leather. dry,red fruit+green pepper,balance+complexity,finesse,earth,smooth,great finish, aging potential. now to 2012
Four and a half glasses
Three and a half glasses
Fruity with a hint of blackberries. Rich flavor, yet light on the palate. A pleasure to drink, I agree it has a slight mineral/soily taste that gives it an even drier feel that creates a wonderful contrast to the fruitiness.
Wine: Chateau Larmande Region / Country: St-Emilion France Vintage: 1999 Grape: 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon ABV: 13% Price: $255 Tasting Date: 19 February 2011 Appearance: Clear, medium(+) intensity garnet, legs, with brownish rims Nose: Clean, medium intensity, fully developed, blackberry, smoke, liquorice, black cherry, blackcurrant leaf, earth, savory. Palate: Dry, medium acidity, medium(+) tannin, bitter and coarse tannin, a bit too acidic, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavor of blackberry, smoke, plum, savory, black cherry, medium(-) length Conclusion: Acceptable quality with short length and a bit too acidic. Ready to drink but will not improve.
External Reviews for Château Vieux Larmande Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru
Der Charakter des Weines ist wirklich paradiesisch: Klassische, purpurrote Farbe, feine Gewürz-und Waldbodenaromen in der Nase und einen runden, süffigen Abgang im Gaumen.
Located only 1.2 km from the medieval town of Saint Emilion, Château Larmande is one of the appellation's most ancient estates. The local archives mention its existence going back at least as far 1585. The diversity of soils (clay-limestone, clay-siliceous, and ancient sand) accounts for the fact that Larmande is such a well balanced and distinguished wine. Château Larmande's state-of-the-art cellar (renovated in early 2003 and used for the first time this year) has proved to be eminently functional and well-designed. The wine is barrel-aged for 15-18 months. Careful attention is paid not only to winemaking, but also to the choice of barrels. The end result is a wine of great finesse.
Dating from the 16th century, this property is located on the outskirts of the charming, historic town of St Emilion. Ranked as a Grand Cru Classe, Larmande relies on Merlot (65%) and Cabernet Franc (30%) and a small addition of Cabernet Sauvignon. Soils here are predominantly sandy with parcels on calcareous and sandy clays. The 2001 shows youthful reserve and intensity in the nose. It is firm and quite intense on the palate, with medium weight, soft tannins and a defining touch of firm acidity. Classic expression of St Emilion in a classic year - very well priced! Robert Parker 92.
Fabulous aromas of ripe and exotic fruit with crushed blackberries and coffee beans. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a reserved, fruity aftertaste. Pretty and delicious. A little more time will give you even more. This is a forgotten, delicious w... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Larmande 750ml