Ripe plums, black cherry liquor and dried cassis provide sumptuous aromas while hints of orange peel, toasted allspice, fresh cinnamon bark and dried tea leaf beckon. A velvety, Merlot-driven mid-palate slowly opens into a multi-layered bouquet of red fruit, toasted baking spices, truffle and coffee bean. An iron-rich minerality provides a taut, complex structure, while fine-grained tannins and firm acidity grip the palate to sustain a long and elegant finish.
Winery Notes: Ornate sundials adorn the façade of Château Lassègue, a beautiful 18th century Château. This symbol of perfect sun exposure is the inspiration for our logo and represents the message of our wines. Lassègue is Saint-Émilion at its most opulent. Old vines grow on the south/southwest hills which are the prolongation of the Côte de Saint-Émilion, and whose soils of clay and limestone add exquisite minerality to their fruit. Rich, aromatic Cabernet Franc married to the dense concentration of old vine Merlot and seasoned with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon results in a wine that is at once powerful and elegant.
Vintage: The favorable climatic conditions of the 2015 vintage at Château Lassègue benefited this exceptional wine. After a first rainy and then cold winter, the spring was dry with relatively high temperatures, allowing early and even flowering. The beginning of the summer was particularly warm, with the rain showers that came in August a welcome respite. As a result, veraison was able to finish and maturation to launch. The good weather during the grape harvest, which took place from September 21st to October 7th, concluded the preparation of a top vintage.