We have a bit leftover that we have been saving to offer until now. One of the ultimate sources for values in Bordeaux, our clients love this producer and buy it by the case. It is hard to find something with age, old-world, and drinkable in this price range, so when given a chance we get as much as we can. The 2012 Chateaux Vignot is a great everyday bottle worth checking out.
This is the last chance for this incredible Bordeaux deal as we were offered the remaining of what the supplier had left. As many know, we sold tons of this wine in the 2009 and 2010 vintages. The 2011 version was okay, but not that exciting. However, 2012 is back to the level of 2009. This is a classic example of St. Emilion, not a monster like some wines that can be more than 15% alcohol. Chateau Lassegue owns this property, but because the Chateau already has a second label wine, 'Lassegue Les Cadran,' they had to label this wine a completely different and fictitious Chateau. Sourced from vines located on the property's mid slopes, this is a blend of 53% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines here are 30 years old on clay, sand, and gravelly soil. The alcohol here is a modest 13%, while the bouquet is lovely with notes of cassis, plum, cocoa powder, lead pencil, game, underbrush, and animal fur. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied yet focused with good grip and well-integrated tannin. While drinking great now, there is the structure for aging another 5+ years, and flat-out gorgeous bottle with some old-world charm yet would appeal to the domestic wine lover as well. Also, the price is equally impressive, and it would be hard to find a wine from the new or old world that beats this at $19.99 a bottle.