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Château Vieux Larmande Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 1995

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"Since this property was bought in 1991 by an insurance company, it has benfitted from considerable investments which have contributed to improving its quality. The 22 hectares situated on the lower slopes of northern Saint-Emilion now produce modern-style wines, with an elegant woodiness, smooth and fairly full-bodied. "

Château Larmande:
Château LARMANDE (a Great Classified Growth) is one of the oldest estates of SAINT EMILION. LARMANDE is a place-name which can be found in archives dating from 1585. These mention a visit by the Jurade to inspect the wine there. A stone in the cellar bears the date 1640. The owner at the beginning of the 18th century was called CHAMPAGNE. After he died, his widow continued production at the vi... Read more
Château LARMANDE (a Great Classified Growth) is one of the oldest estates of SAINT EMILION. LARMANDE is a place-name which can be found in archives dating from 1585. These mention a visit by the Jurade to inspect the wine there. A stone in the cellar bears the date 1640. The owner at the beginning of the 18th century was called CHAMPAGNE. After he died, his widow continued production at the vineyard for a few years before it was taken over, first by the PION de CASE family, and then in about 1850 by the SAINT GENIS, who came from the Charente Maritime. This family kept the estate for around 50 years, leaving the management of it to Germain MENERET. At the beginning of the 20th century, for partition and inheritance reasons, the SAINT GENIS offered to sell the estate to Germain MENERET. Not having a large enough fortune to buy it outright, he went into partnership with one of his friends, Amédée CAPDEMOURLIN, who also came from a very old Saint EMILION family, in order to acquire the property. In the following generation, Fernand MENERET married Alice CAPDEMOURLIN. Both of them inherited the estate just before the second world war. Their sons and grandsons then ran the estate, bringing the surface area of the vineyard to 22.5 hectares (55 acres). At the end of 1990, Jean MENERET ­the President and founder of the Association des Grands Crus Classés de Saint EMILION, a well-known figure in the Bordeaux vineyard and who had taken the estate to the highest level, sold Château LARMANDE to the La Mondiale insurance group. From this time, the onus was put on bringing the wines of Château LARMANDE to the forefront of the international stage. The acquisition of a new plot of vines took the surface area of the vineyard to 25 hectares (62 acres), making this estate one of the largest in SAINT-EMILION. Read less

Member Reviews for Château Vieux Larmande Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

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Snooth User: Damien Carter
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4.00 5
09/20/2007

Decanted for 2 1/2 hours. Dark purple. Very good concentration. Palate of currants with a hint of plum. A little hot despite only 13% alc. Rather oaky. Very pleasant but lacking complexity


Snooth User: edub
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3.00 5
03/02/2010

complex nose of god knows what, red currants, tar, and tobacco. Entry is nice, but like mentioned in a previous review, a lack of complexity on the finish and it IS a bit hot with a touch of sweetness. I'm still trying to decide if this is marvelous or a sad decline. For a 1995, tasting it right now March 2nd, of 2010, I am a bit surprised how mature this wine is. Kind of a treat that reminds me of a Bordeaux from the early 1980's.


External Reviews for Château Vieux Larmande Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/15/2010

Fabulous aromas of ripe and exotic fruit with crushed blackberries and coffee beans. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a reserved, fruity aftertaste. Pretty and delicious. A little more time will give you even more. This is a forgotten, delicious w... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Larmande 750ml



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"Since this property was bought in 1991 by an insurance company, it has benfitted from considerable investments which have contributed to improving its quality. The 22 hectares situated on the lower slopes of northern Saint-Emilion now produce modern-style wines, with an elegant woodiness, smooth and fairly full-bodied. "

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