André Lurton Château Tour De Ségur Lussac-Saint-Émilion 2010 Review

Posted: October 22, 2013 in France
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André Lurton Château Tour De Ségur Lussac-Saint-Émilion 2010

Vintage: 2010

Style: Full-bodied red

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

 

Overview Bordeaux reds are among the some of the most sort after wines in the world. Steeped in history and mystique deciphering the label is half the battle with drinkers unfamiliar with the region. I still struggle to remember what’s grown on the left-bank and right-bank, which cities sit on the left and right banks, which vintage was a good vintage and how the classification system works. It’s enough to drive a man to drink. With all the hype surrounding first growth producers such as Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Margaux and Château Mouton Rothschild it’s easy to believe that to drink good Bordeaux you need to sell a child and half your organs to do so but there are some great value Bordeaux’s floating around. This wine falls into this category and comes from Saint-Émilion on the right bank which uses predominantly Merlot with just a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

Tasting note: Typical nose of cassis, raspberry, blackcurrant and coffee. The palate is youthful and approachable but underneath the primary fruit; plum and blackberry, there is more complex earthy, truffle characters as well as the hallmark leafy tones and great length.

 

Final Say: The major wine critics won’t score this wine 1000 out of 100 like the wines from the above mentioned first growth producers but it is supremely enjoyable nonetheless. $30 a bottle

 

Score: 17 out of 20

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