Baron de Lestac

  • Name

    Baron de Lestac

  • Company

    Groupe Castel

  • France

    Region: Bordeaux (Blanqueforst, Haut Médoc)

  • Note

    AOC

  • Grape

    Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Vintage

    2017

  • Maturation in oak

    18 months in American oak barrels

  • Strength

    13%

  • Price

    3.50

  • Colour

    Dark Ruby red

  • Nose

    You can definitely smell the maturation in wood straight on the nose, Vanilla, coffee, chocolate, caramel and cederwood. Some lovely plum, sherry, strawberry notes. Nothing complex but lovely nose, makes you go back and smell again.

  • Palate

    On the palate the wood dominates over the red fruits notes. You wil still get some plum, figs and sherry notes on the palate. Medium tannins not to overpowering and medium acidity. The low percentage of alcohol really makes it an easy sipper and goes naturally down your throat.

  • Finish

    Short but the wood notes main to linger and makes you go back for another sip. Nothing really special or complex, but what can you expect for only a couple euro’s. Its a great Bordeaux for its money and we always have a couple of bottle laying around to enjoy with a meal.

  • Conclusion

    Baron de Lestac is a Bordeaux wine brand owned by Groupe Castel. Baron de Lestac is produced as a red wine (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) and a white wine (a blend of Sauvignon and Sémillon), both Bordeaux AOC wines and produced with an influence of oak. The wine is sold in a variety of containers including bottles and bag-in-box. A Haut-Médoc AOC wine is also produced, under the name Les Hauts de Lestac, and is marketed as a high-end version of Baron de Lestac. In 2007, at 750,000 cases (9 million bottles), Baron de Lestac was the third most selling Bordeaux brand behind Mouton Cadet and Castel’s Malesan, and the fastest-growing. Definitely worth your couple of euro’s. Don’t expect a complex Bordeaux, but if you like a good wood maturating wine this is the one you need to buy. The price and quality you get in this Lestac is amazing, how do they do it?

  • Goes great with

    Lam, game, beef, chicken.

  • Best served at

    16 - 18 °C / 61 - 65 ºF

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