Château De Landiras 2010, Ac Graves

Bordeaux Left Bank Bordeaux-Left Bank
Bordeaux, France

$17.25 (324673)

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May 25, 2013

Critic Reviews (1)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Now here is good value. A lifted savoury red so typical of the Graves region - with cedar-pine, currant, chocolate...

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Community Reviews (2)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Dark garnet to ruby in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose.

A juicy & delicious wine from the Graves region.

Positives: Nothing shy about this wine which features cedar, blackcurrants, cinnamon, dark chocolate, Kahlua, raspberry, cigar box, turmeric, graphite, and spinach leaves. Full body with medium to medium+ tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: ‘In 1173, William the Knight Templar, Archbishop of Bordeaux, bought the land of Landiras and the fortress previously built by the lords of Landiras. In 1306, the castle of Landiras was rebuilt on the ruins of the fortress. This château gave its name to the estate, Château de Landiras. Today, a magnificent barbican stands as a testimony of the past fame of Château de Landiras. During the 17th century, the Château used to be the residence of the most important owner of all times, Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac, founder of the order The Company of Mary Our Lady. This is the reason why the Château is still a place for pilgrimage.’ (Chateau Landiras)

Drink now or over the next 5 year on its own or pair it with Roquefort cheese

Tasted: 17 Aug 2013

Best Buy

Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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David Brodati
David Brodati

A nice ruby dark cherry colour. The nose starts with some funky barn and gamey notes then switches to green leaves, leather and oak. The medium mouthfeel starts smooth and builds to a more edgy finish with good length. Flavours of vanilla/oak, cherry cola, black pepper, graphite and other savoury elements. Tannins are present but subdued. Good balance with a seam of acidity and alcohol providing structure and oak dominant but not overpowering the fruit. Approachable now, but a power nap in the cellar wouldn't hurt. March 2014.

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