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Bordeaux  – Médoc

Château Laujac 2018

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JAMES SUCKLING

The estate

THE CRUSE FAMILY IN LAUJAC SINCE 1852

Alongside his wine trading business, Hermann Cruse began a policy of acquiring wine estates by buying Chateau Laujac in 1852, rapidly followed by the purchase of Chateau Pontet-Canet and Chateau Giscours. Laujac wines already had a good reputation, but in 1816 the wine writer, Jullien, rated Laujac in the fourth level in his “Topography of all known vineyards” and likened it to the famous wines of Pauillac. The Cruse family undertook major modernization and embellishment works with the help of their famed estate managers: the Skawinski family. A beautiful Médoc style vat-house still remains from this time along with oxen paddocks, workers housing and a beautiful park. The Laujac site is included in the Inventory of Historical Monuments.

The vineyard

The huge estate of Laujac is located in the heart of the Médoc region. It covers some 500 hectares in total, of which 100 hectares are planted in vines. It encompasses the Château Laujac, classified Cru Bourgeois Supérieur. Its vines are beautifully sited on filter gravels, providing excellent natural drainage. While the Laffitte vines grow in chalky-clay soils near the village of Bégadan. The proximity of the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean provide very favourable conditions for the vines and good ripening of the grapes. Below the vineyards lie the lush meadows of the lands created by the polder dam where Limousine cattle of 400 cows graze peacefully along with the French saddle horses bred in Laujac.

The Vintage

The Chateau Laujac wine is a red Bordeaux wine produced in the Médoc region. It is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot grape varieties. The vineyards are planted on gravelly soils, which are ideal for producing high-quality wines. Chateau Laujac is known for its aromas of red and black fruits, as well as its spicy and woody notes. On the palate, it is structured with firm tannins and a balanced acidity, making it a perfect wine to accompany red meat or cheese dishes.

Information

  • Domain Château Laujac
  • Vineyard Médoc
  • Color
    Red
  • Vintage 2018
  • Classification Cru Bourgeois
  • Variety 50%M
    45%CS
    5%PV
  • Culture Sustainable agriculture
  • Alcohol degrees13.5°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

Lots of blackcurrants, violets and iodine on the nose, following through to a medium body with firm tannins and a beautiful, silky finish. Hints of stone to the blue fruit.

Temperature

16°

Drinking window

2040

Wine and food pairing