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Château Vieux Larmande Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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)

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Château Larmande:
Château LARMANDE (a Great Classified Growth) is one of the oldest estates of SAINT EMILION. LARMANDE is a place-name which can be found in archives dating from 1585. These mention a visit by the Jurade to inspect the wine there. A stone in the cellar bears the date 1640. The owner at the beginning of the 18th century was called CHAMPAGNE. After he died, his widow continued production at the vi... Read more
Château LARMANDE (a Great Classified Growth) is one of the oldest estates of SAINT EMILION. LARMANDE is a place-name which can be found in archives dating from 1585. These mention a visit by the Jurade to inspect the wine there. A stone in the cellar bears the date 1640. The owner at the beginning of the 18th century was called CHAMPAGNE. After he died, his widow continued production at the vineyard for a few years before it was taken over, first by the PION de CASE family, and then in about 1850 by the SAINT GENIS, who came from the Charente Maritime. This family kept the estate for around 50 years, leaving the management of it to Germain MENERET. At the beginning of the 20th century, for partition and inheritance reasons, the SAINT GENIS offered to sell the estate to Germain MENERET. Not having a large enough fortune to buy it outright, he went into partnership with one of his friends, Amédée CAPDEMOURLIN, who also came from a very old Saint EMILION family, in order to acquire the property. In the following generation, Fernand MENERET married Alice CAPDEMOURLIN. Both of them inherited the estate just before the second world war. Their sons and grandsons then ran the estate, bringing the surface area of the vineyard to 22.5 hectares (55 acres). At the end of 1990, Jean MENERET ­the President and founder of the Association des Grands Crus Classés de Saint EMILION, a well-known figure in the Bordeaux vineyard and who had taken the estate to the highest level, sold Château LARMANDE to the La Mondiale insurance group. From this time, the onus was put on bringing the wines of Château LARMANDE to the forefront of the international stage. The acquisition of a new plot of vines took the surface area of the vineyard to 25 hectares (62 acres), making this estate one of the largest in SAINT-EMILION. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Château Vieux Larmande Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,511
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/20/2010

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)


Member Reviews for Château Vieux Larmande Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/29/2009

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.


Snooth User: edub
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/01/2009

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.


Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
0.00 5
Vintage: 2003 12/11/2008

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


Snooth User: fred987634
21179247
4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 07/08/2009

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: luca chevalier
5336612,535
3.50 5
Vintage: 2001 06/14/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: tulaw
94189266
4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 11/03/2008

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.


Snooth User: Peter Choy
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2.50 5
Vintage: 1999 02/19/2011

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.


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External Reviews for Château Vieux Larmande Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2008 06/17/2013

Der Charakter des Weines ist wirklich paradiesisch: Klassische, purpurrote Farbe, feine Gewürz-und Waldbodenaromen in der Nase und einen runden, süffigen Abgang im Gaumen.


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Vintage: 2001 05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


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Vintage: 2001 10/15/2009

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.


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Vintage: 2001 06/30/2010

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.


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Vintage: 2000 03/08/2010

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Larmande 750ml


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Vintage: 1996 12/31/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1996 Larmande 750ml


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Vintage: 1995 01/15/2010

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


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