Château des Annereaux, Lalande de Pomerol 2007
Château des Annereaux, Lalande de Pomerol , Bordeaux
Owned by the Hessel family and is currently considered to be producing some of its finest wines for many years, prompting Decanter Magazine to call this property 'an essential discovery for any claret lover'. Situated on the plateau near Lalande, the 22ha of vines grow on gravel and clay soils - ideal for the Merlot and Cabernet Franc from which this wine is made. Vinification is very traditional including a long maceration. Elevage takes place over 12 months in small barrels of which about 25% are new each year.
Notes of leather, spice and chocolate on the nose. On the palate, opulent and lush with silky tannins leading to a lingering and spicy finish.
Grapes: 88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon