Château-de-Laussac Côtes de Castillon 2015
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Cotes de Castillon|
The 2015 Laussac has a detailed, quite complex bouquet with lifted blackberry and cedar aromas, very expressive and welcoming. The palate is clean and fresh, very well balanced with grainy tannin, pure black and red fruit, and is beautifully poised with an elegant finish that is an absolute delight. Expect this to land at the top of my banded score - absolutely superb.
The 2015 Château De Laussac comes from the Michel Rolland team and is a seriously good Cotes de Castillon worth seeking out. Black raspberries, toasted spiced, graphite, and balsam wood nuances all give way to a ripe, fleshy, medium to full-bodied, incredibly delicious beauty that should drink well for upwards of a decade.
A tangy and minerally young red with dark berry character. Full and chewy. Yet polished and focused.
The 2015 de Laussac has not improved much since I last tasted it. Excessive oak has dried out the fruit and left the wine with aggressive tannins. Even so, I see quite a bit of potential if the aging regimen gets sorted out. The vegetal, green streak in this wine is impossible to escape.