Château La Justice 2015 ~ Bordeaux, France
This is great……and here’s why!Organic
Le Devoir Newspaper "Rather proudly adorned, without ostentation,...ample enough to be savoured, but also more restrained, flirting with suppleness and liveliness."
John Hattersley "A classic Bordeaux from the best vineyards overlooking the beautiful Dordogne. Made under Michel Rolland oenologist extraordinaire's watchful eye. Generous black fruit with a hint of coffee, lots of energy and fine aromatics on the finish: it shows how once Fronsac enjoyed stature to rival Pomerol and St Emilion."
The Winemaker "Red and black fruits are very present with notes of wood and vanilla. On the palate, the wine reveals roundness and power. The finish is persistent and elegant. The Château La Justice benefits from the region's mild climate and limestone soils. It contains strong aromas of ripe raspberries, cassis and blackberries as well as hints of spices and vanilla, as well as very subtle wood notes.I t is as complex on the palate as on the nose, opens dense and concentrated, has an undeniable elegance and ends in a long, very soft finish. It is best to set aside an aromatic hard cheese, a Mediterranean vegetable dish or a strong beef steak."
Chateau La Justice is owned by the same owners as the historic, well-known estate, Château de la Dauphine. Both wineries are farmed organically which is still a rare accomplishment in Bordeaux. Winemaking in managed by highly regarded oenologist Michel Rolland. Both estate's are located in the Fronsac appellation which resides in the eastern part of the famous French wine-growing region of Bordeaux. The vineyards which are located around the banks of the Dordogne produce a large number of complex wines, all of which have their very own character.
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.