2007 d'Escurac, Medoc

SKU #1283577

This is a property to watch in the future. Very well-priced wines that have great balance and fruit. This one has toasty aromas and a very fruity palate impression. Super value. Very elegant wine from one of my favorite ready-to-drink vintages. Enjoy with a rack of lamb. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Wine Merchants)

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Staff Image By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/4/2017 | Send Email
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The vineyards of Chateau d’Escurac, lying upon deep gravelly soils over clay and bedrock, are poised upon a crest that overlooks the expanse of the Médoc. A venerable site that dates back to the eleventh century stone chapel on the property, the wines are intrinsic to the fine terroir and should demand higher prices, but I won’t argue the fact. Deep crimson in color and livened by rich, expansive aromas and flavors of blackcurrant, toasty oak and sweet cherries, with additional spice, truffle and forest floor notes to enhance the complex persona. At ten years of age, this wine is a true pleasure, but can be enjoyed for several more. Fantastic value!
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Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/4/2017 | Send Email
A ten year old wine for under 15 bucks is always a rare find but this would be a bargain at twice the price. This is dark, plush and sensual with good volume to the dusty cherry fruit, scents of cedar and hints of leather that fill the mid-palate. Faintly drying tannins carry the day and add much needed grip to the persistent finish. Here is a middle aged bargain in traditional Bordeaux.

Staff Image By: Lilia McIntosh | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/3/2017 | Send Email
This is a brilliant, mature claret which displays great elegance and finesse. It boasts a rich and seductive nose, followed by a round palate full of blackberry flavors with earthy and savory undertones. Excellent for drinking now and over next 5 years. Great accompaniment to lamb and wild game.

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