Chateau Lamartre Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Red Blend 2010
By International Wine Report
CHÂTEAU LAMARTRE Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2010
Report Date: May, 2015
Producer: Château Lamartre
Drinking Window: 2016-2023
Estimated Value: $NA
Appellation:Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Importer: Serge Doré Selections
Château Lamartre is situated in Saint-Etienne de Lisse, on the East side of Saint-Emilion, nearby Château de Pressac. The 2010 is an excellent showing, composed of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from vines averaging 50 years old and some lots over 70 years old. As it begins to open in the glass it delivers aromas of blackberries, dark cherries, dried tobacco, spices, earthy minerals and hints of fresh cut floral. It continues to impress with this firm structure, balance and length. (Best 2016-2021) - May, 2015 (JD)
By Chateau Lamartre
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Red Blend 2010
Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru (Bordeaux)
Blend: 83% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc (2010)
Vineyard: 59% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Franc
Surface: 11.55 hectares
Yield: 49 hl/ha
Soils: Clay-limestone and clay sands
Vine Age: 50 years old on average, with some Cabernet Franc parcels over 70 years old.
Chateau Lamartre is situated in Saint-Etienne de Lisse, on the east side of Saint-Emilion. The estate vineyards benefit from south-facing slopes where the harvest is entirely done by hand. The wine’s terroir consists of a mosaic of small parcels of clay-limestone and sandy soils spread over 11.5 hectares of hillsides and foothills and plains.
100% fermented in stainless steel after a pre-ferment maceration of one week. Pressed vertically for a very soft extraction. Aged in French oak barrels.
50 year-old Merlot and Cabernet vines bring a full body to the wine. Rich aromas of blackberry and black cherry open into juicy tannins in the mouth, with spicy cinnamon and cedar notes and a vibrant lively acidity. Consulting by Derenoncourt Consultants (the group created by renowned winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt, one of the top winemakers in Bordeaux and the world).
[Information provided by Serge Dore Selections]