1999 Château La Gomerie St. Émilion Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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1999 Château La Gomerie  (St. Émilion) 87

Medium-bodied, with more fragrance than fruit, the wine is in a gentle state of fading, making it time to drink up, before the remainder of the soft textured, fresh, lifted red fruits and thyme go missing. 87 Points

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When to Drink La Gomerie, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

La Gomerie needs some time before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1-2 hours. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. La Gomerie is usually better with at least 4-6 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. La Gomerie offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 5-20 years of age after the vintage.

Serving La Gomerie with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

La Gomerie is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Chateau La Gomerie is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.

Chateau La Gomerie is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

In 2011, a fire destroyed a large part of the chateau at La Gomerie. Renovations were completed the following year. However, with the renovations, following the 2012 St. Emilion classification, the final vintage for La Gomerie was 2011. The vines were integrated back into Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot.

The style of La Gomerie is forward, lush and sexy. It is soft, round, opulent, and soft, with ripe black plums, black raspberry, chocolate, and licorice flavors. Because of its open personality, La Gomerie can be enjoyed young, yet it ages well too.

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