2016 Château Des Laudes St. Émilion Grand Cru Wine Tasting Note


2016 Château Des Laudes  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

Medium-bodied, early-drinking, fresh, fruity, soft, earthy, thyme and cherry-filled wine with a touch of oak and plum in the finish.

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When to Drink Chateau des Laudes, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau des Laudes is better with at least 2-4 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. Chateau des Laudes is best enjoyed in the first 3-9 years of life.

Young vintages can be decanted for about 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.

Serving Chateau des Laudes with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau des Laudes is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau des Laudes is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau des Laudes is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

The estate also produces two additional Bordeaux wines from their family owned estates. They produce another wine from the St. Emilion appellation, Chateau Galeteau as well as Chateau Beaule, which is located in the Entre deux Mers appellation.