Chateau l'Estage Darquier - Moulis en Medoc 2020
Moulis en Medoc is a rich and vibrant Bordeaux blend, perfect to drink now or cellar until 2026.
Château Lestage Darquier has been in the Bernard family for sixth generations, since its creation at the beginning of the 19th century by Mrs Lestage and Mr Darquier. Their daughter Jeanne took over the property with her husband Aimé Bernard. Later, it was their son Hector who took over the property all the way until 1929. Then Marc until 1970, Jean Michel until 1982 and finally François Bernard the present owner. The eight hectares of vineyards are well located in Moulis-en-Medoc, on the left bank of Bordeaux. The average age of the vineyards is twenty years old, planted at 6,800 vines per hectare on gravels and south, south-east facing.
The nose opens up with hints of spices, torrefied coffee beans, fresh blackcurrant and blackberries. It is rich and vibrant at the same time. On the palate, the balance is striking with ample mouth-feel, silky lines and some fresh fruits melting in the delicately infused oak flavours. Drink now or cellar up until 2026+.
The 2020 Lestage Darquier has a very pure bouquet of black cherry, blueberry, raspberry preserve and light rose petal scents. The fresh palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins and subtle marine notes. Neal Martin, Vinous.
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc.