Ch. Canon Chaigneau 2019 Cuve 8a (Lalande de Pomerol)
Romik was inspired to create this cuvée, aged entirely in concrete (“beton”) by his long-time admiration for Ch. Belair Marquis d’Aligre, now a highly fashionable Margaux cru, whose wines never sees the inside of an oak barrel! We were joined by Neal Martin of Vinous magazine in especially appreciating the joyous succulence of the Merlot (90%) here, which is nicely seasoned with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pressac (aka Malbec). This is a version of Bordeaux that seems almost entirely original, and brought to our jaded palates a jolt of pleasure that hasn’t ceased!
93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec
Aging Duration (months)
Yes, 40 mg/L
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