Chateau Larmande Bootle 2015
Château Larmande
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Founding date
XVIe century
General Manager
Bertrand de Villaines
Vineyard Manager
Olivier Brunel
Winemaker and commercial
Véronique Corporandy
Geographical location
1200 meters from Saint-Emilion
Total surface area
20 hectares
Limestone and clay, ancient sands, siliceous clay
Grape varieties
65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Average age of vines
25 years
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Details of the vintage
Beginning of harvest
September, 24th 2015
End of harvest
October, 13th 2015
July, 4th and 5th, 2017
Area used in production
17 hectares
41hl/hectare with 70 % of first wine
Manual harvesting. Manual sorting. Transfer gravity harvest.
Type of tanks
Double walled stainless steel vats with temperature controlled.
Aging in French oak barrels
18 months. 60 % de new barrels, 40 % one year old barrels
" Nose slightly fudge, delicately woody. Juicy, almost fleshy, ideally chewy, very beautiful tannins in the final even if a touch of over-maturity is present. A property to be followed. "
" Dark in color and aromas are delicate, raspberry and spices. The wine is soft and delightful, sweet and soft. It can be served quickly. Some charm. "
Bernard Burtschy
" Dark fruit with a hint of mint. Juicy, round and ripe on the palate. Lighter-framed but fine, ripe tannins. Appetizing and the best for the number of years. "
" Fresh nose of black raspberry, blackcurrant. Beautiful balance in the mouth, everything is in place, including tannins both velvety and vigorous. Final quite greedy, fruity "
Gault et Millau
16.5-17.5/20 (91-93)
" Very successful for Larmande, with a very nuanced fruit, a remarkable depth, already elegant, without exuberance but all in balance and sensitivity. "
Guide vert RVF 2018
" A lot of roundness in this gourmet wine that is characterized by a well ripe fruit. In the mouth, fat in the texture, a pleasant woven, velvety. Slight notes of ageing appear at the end of the mouth. Good persistence. "
" A solid red with blackberry, mineral and white pepper character. Medium to full body, silky textured finish. "
James Suckling
Jancis Robinson
" What a success! I would think I am back to the ancient vintage from the old days when between 82 and 79, its fragrance enchanted the palate. Clearly, the vintage benefits from this vintage. Pure on the nose, very fruity. The wine offers a wide mouth, oily, unknown for a long time. Tasty, rich, juicy, with taste, it ends up with a mightily and long finish. It is delicious and the best Larmande since 1982. "
Jean-Marc Quarin
16,5/20 (90)
René Gabriel
" Great success. The sample shows a very nuanced fruit of remarkable depth, already elegant, with balance and sensitivity. "
RVF - Pierre Citerne
Tim Atkin
" A foursquare wine, this boasts dry, firm tannins. "
Wine Enthusiast
" Purple violet. Complex bouquet revealing pleasant lactic aromas and spices. Chocolate, mint, cinnamon and black fruits. I also found some hazelnuts. On the palate the wine has a dense attack, suave, marked by notes of cocoa. Elegant texture, slightly grainy and refreshing. The tannins and structure are consistent and have a fine and fruity structure. Great success. "

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Grand cru classé de Saint-Emilion

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Château Larmande
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Château Larmande
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Château Larmande
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru