2000 Château de Lamarque Haut-Médoc Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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2000 Château de Lamarque  (Haut-Médoc) 85

On the downslope, with more secondary character than fruit, though you can still find ripe red currants on the nose and medium-bodied, firm palate, along with tobacco, cedar, and peppery herbs. 85 Points

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When to Drink Chateau de Lamarque, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau de Lamarque can be decanted for an average of 1 hour or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau de Lamarque is usually better with at least 3-5 years of bottle age.

Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Lamarque offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 4-14 years of age after the vintage.

Serving and Decanting Chateau de Lamarque with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

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

Chateau de Lamarque is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.

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