Chateau Larmande St. Emilion 2015
Chateau Larmande is one of the oldest estates in St. Emilion, dating at least back to 1585! Its 27 hectares of vines are planted to 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The soils are sand, clay and limestone. The wine is aged in 60% new, French oak barrels for about 18 months. It is packed densely with currant and cherry fruit, with hints of cocoa, tobacco and minerals. Full-bodied, rich and soft.
JS93: Aromas of currants, fresh sweet tobacco, flowers, sandalwood and rose petals. Full-bodied, very rich and flavorful with minerals, white pepper and salt and hints of black tea. Intense finish with a bitter undertone for now. Needs a couple of years to come completely together. - James Suckling
JD91: Saint-Emilion is arguably the most quality rich region in 2015 and the 2015 Château Larmande is certainly worth your money. Giving up lots of smoked black fruits, cherries, chocolate and hints of spring flowers, this beauty hits the palate with surprising elegance and freshness, as well as fine tannin and nicely integrated acidity. It’s a lively, classy 2015 to enjoy over the coming 15+ years.