Chateau la Maison Blanche 2014
Chateau la Maison Blanche is a powerful wine, silky and intense, perfect to drink now.
Louis Rapin, a wine merchant in the right bank, bought the “Chateau Maison Blanche” and the “La Marsale” in 1938. His daughter Françoise inherited the 40 hectare of Maison Blanche (with 26 hectare of vines), 2 hectare in St Emilion and the La Rose Figeac estate in Pomerol. Her husband Gerard Despagne then began to pursue his stepfather’s work. Their children Nathalie & Nicolas joined the family business in 1994 & 1995. Since 2013, Nicolas has been the only one to run Château Maison Blanche as Nathalie decided to focus on Château La Rose Figeac in Pomerol.
The palate is medium-bodied with bold and chewy tannin. There are some attractive raspberry coulis and wild strawberry notes here, the acidity well judged, and all it really needs to muster is more finesse and precision on the finish. This is a Cru Bourgeois I can image just glugging back without too much thought. Neal Martin.
75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc