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2012 Château d'Escurac, Médoc

2012 Château d'Escurac, Médoc

Ref: ESCU120
Red  |  Still  |  13.5% ABV

The Landureau family fell in love with Château d'Escurac and purchased it in 1934. Escurac sits on one of the highest hillocks in the Médoc and has an interesting and varied history (there is an 11th century chapel on the site). Jean Landureau started a stud farm at Escurac, but it was his son that developed the vineyard (which in the early 19th century had been considered a fifth growth). It was his son - Jean-Marc - who decided to concentrate on the quality of the wine, the grapes having previously gone to the local co-operative. The estate is now run by Jean-Marc's daughter Anne and her mother.

Case of 6 Bottles
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: Médoc
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2017-2024
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

Deeply coloured wine, its nose now complex, with scents of dark plum and blackcurrant fruit, showing the snap of green pepper. It is really quite an aromatic claret and I can find a touch of something smoky in its lightly creamy aromas. The palate has proper claretty structure in its architectural tannins and fresh acidity. There's a lot going on here: a lot of structure and a great deal of concentration. Bottle age has lent it a cedary quality. very long in the mouth. Any claret lover would be drawn to this. On the dining table, please, preferably with a cut of really good beef.

"Another great find in the Médoc. Château d’Escurac came to prominence in the late 1990s and has a reputation for quite dense wines which this very much is. Earthy, savoury and dry I would decant this for an hour before enjoying its concentrated, smokey structure." Will Lyons in The Sunday Times, 21/02/2021

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained

Sweetness

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Location Explained
Location Explained

Location

AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Pricing

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