Chateau d'Agassac Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc
26 Ratings
Detail
26 Ratings
Chateau d'Agassac Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Region

Haut-MédocBordeauxFrance

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2005 Vintage) 2005 was heralded as from the spring, confirmed by the summer and definitely confirmed by the autumn harvest as outstanding. The early drought could have been harmful but the cool August nights and the gentle September rain magnificently rounded out this vintage which, for Agassac and its Aquitaine brothers and cousins, will without doubt stand as a benchmark in terms of concentration. On the nose: a finely textured nose with aromas of jammy wild fruit (blackcurrant, whortleberry and blackberry), read more...2005 was heralded as from the spring, confirmed by the summer and definitely confirmed by the autumn harvest as outstanding. The early drought could have been harmful but the cool August nights and the gentle September rain magnificently rounded out this vintage which, for Agassac and its Aquitaine brothers and cousins, will without doubt stand as a benchmark in terms of concentration. On the nose: a finely textured nose with aromas of jammy wild fruit (blackcurrant, whortleberry and blackberry), with a Mediterranean density. To the eye: A deep purplish red colour with flashes of plum, revealing an impressive density and depth. On the palate: The amplitude of the tannins is simply astonishing. Their softness offset by a slight tang, giving the wine an impression of freshness despite the vintage. The finish is seemingly endless with hints of laurel, black pepper and camphor. After a few minutes, the tasting gains in warmth highlighting the notes of moorland and smoky Provence herbs. After airing: The density is confirmed with airing, in an explosion of ripe fruit, spices and black pepper. The mineral notes come out on warming, with touches of chalk, juniper berries and olive oil. Matching with food : Roast beef with preserved shallots and potatoes pans fried in the juice of the meat with thyme and laurel. (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2009 Vintage) "Mineral and berry aromas, with hints of toasted oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a medium finish. Focused and polished for this appellation."