Château Noaillac - Cru bourgeois 2014
Yesterday was Easter Sunday and who says Easter says Lamb and who says lamb says Medoc ...
But as now I am the only one to love sheep at home, point of leg of lamb (my dream) I am satisfied with a lamb shank, and to accompany this lamb shankI am put together a small Medoc Cru bourgeois from my cellar.
Again excellent value for money for this Medoc around 10 €.
What is a cru bourgeois? Staying in the shadows after the classification of the great classified growths of 1855, the owners of these forgotten vintages requested a classification in order to promote their production because of the excellent quality / price ratio. The first classification of 1979 listed 400 wines, the classification of 2020 lists 249 wines including 115 for the Medoc vineyard and introduces 3 categories bourgeois, superior bourgeois and exceptional bourgeois crus. Château Noaillac has been promoted to Cru Bourgeois Supérieur and is also classified HEV3 (High Environmental Value).
Château Noaillac is located in the commune of Jau-Dignac-et-Loirac in the northern part of the Médoc vineyard on the edge of the Gironde estuary.
The soils are mainly composed of gravel, that is to say a mixture of gravel, pebbles and sands.
This Médoc 2014 is a red wine made from 30 year old vines composed of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 55% Black Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.
Aged 12 months in French oak barrels, this wine with a dense purple robe, aromas of fruit and spices, will offer you a medium-bodied mouth with velvety and fine tannins, a nice freshness and a pure finish without acidity.
In this price range, do not hesitate, do not hesitate either to be tempted by a 2016 to let ripen for some time in the cellar.
Wine to taste between 16 and 18 ° C and drink now and until 2022.
This wine went perfectly with my little lamb, I'm already nostalgic ...