2014 Château La Fleur Morange St. Émilion Grand Cru Wine Tasting Note


2014 Château La Fleur Morange  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Medium-bodied, earthy, stony, red pit fruits, licorice and cocoa scents show on the nose. Soft texturally, round and fresh, with an earthy side to its tony fruit, this is just now entering its initial stage of prime time drinking.

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Made with fruit pulled from vines that are over 100-years old, this wine pops with licorice, dark red fruits, limestone and earth. Fused with fresh-brewed espresso and cocoa, this full-bodied, lustfully textured vintage finishes with smooth, fresh red and black berries. Produced from a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14% alcohol. 91-93 Pts

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La fleur Morange Snow1 Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau La Fleur Morange Mathilde, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau La Fleur Morange Mathilde 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. Chateau La Fleur Morange Mathilde is usually better with at least 6-8 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau La Fleur Morange Mathilde offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 7-20 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau La Fleur Morange Mathilde with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

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

La Fleur Morange Mathilde is a steal! In fact, it's one of the top Bordeaux value wines. Chateau La Fleur Morange Mathilde is remarkably consistent, producing strong wines, vintage after vintage.

The production of this Right Bank wine is small with an average of 500 cases produced every year. The style mixes ripe fruit, forward character, minerality and richness.  It should age well too. And the best part is, it sells for less than $25 a bottle!