Ch Thomas Laurent Bdx 18
|Delivery time:||Same day Pickup|
One of our favorite value-driven wines from Bordeaux has returned! When you pull the cork and get this into your glass, I think you’ll agree; this gorgeous Bordeaux is a steal at such a low price. I’d put this up against similar properties in the region priced at double or more the cost.
2018 presented another warm, dry, growing season in Bordeaux, and the excellent harvest conditions cemented the vintage as a great one. The combination of scorching daytime temperatures and strings of unusually cool evenings lead to wines with tons of depth, character, and power while still retaining an outstanding balance of lift, acidity, and finesse.
You’ll find Château Thomas Laurent on the right bank of the Gironde, just opposite of world-renowned Château Mouton Rothchild in Pauillac. They certainly enjoy some of the very favorable climate and soil conditions as Pauillac, however, without the high price tags of that region.
The Château has been in the Chapron family for four generations. Current owner Didier Chapron farms the 17 hectares of vineyards in near-natural cultivation (lutte raisonnée), respecting both environment and tradition. This attention to detail and quality has led to numerous well-deserved awards at various competitions in Paris, Bordeaux, Vins d’Aquitaine, Mâcon, and Vinalies International.
The real treat, of course, is in the glass! This blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc opens with a bright, fresh nose of minerals, cherries, and red berries. Sweet cherry and red currant fruit balance nicely with earthy tones and notes of red licorice. Ripe, silky tannins lead to a bright and expressive finish that leaves you wanting another sip!
Pair this with roasted game birds, fillet of beef, and any stews and ragouts. I love that this Bordeaux will seamlessly transition to all of your spring and summer creations as well. Drink now through 2024.
I’m excited once again to feature the return of this stellar Bordeaux value. It became an instant customer and staff favorite over the last few years, and I know many of you have been patiently waiting for the new vintage to arrive.