Chateau Larmande 1998, Grand Cru Classe

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Chateau Larmande 1998, Grand Cru Classe

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Description/ Tasting Notes

Attractive, well-structured wine that is medium to full-bodied with subtle aromas of blackberry, tar, licorice and soft, velvety tannins.

Winery Info/ Brand

Chateau Larmande has a long history in the Bordeaux region. In fact, Chateau Larmande is one of the oldest estates in Saint Emilion. During the early 1900’s Chateau Larmande was purchased by the Capdemourlin and Meneret families who also own the Saint Emilion estate of the name, Chateau Cap de Mourlin. Eventually, Alice Capdemourlin married Fernand Meneret and the couples' descendants managed Chateau Larmande until 1990, when it was purchased by a French insurance company, La Mondiale. La Mondiale also owns Chateau Soutard and Chateau Grand Faurie la Rose, both of which are located in St. Emilion. With the ability to invest the much needed funds in the property for renovations and modernization, La Mondiale also increased the size of the vineyards with additional purchases. The estate was managed by Claire Thomas-Chenard until 2014. Michel Rolland remains as the consultant.

Region Info/ Origin

Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a unique site where world-famous wineries, beautiful architecture and great monuments can be found. The legend tells a story about a monk, Emilion, from Brittany who fled from his hometown in Vannes to seek refuge in the eighth century. Living the life of a hermit, he accomplished a few miracles and rapidly became famous in the region and even far beyond its border. Even after his death his followers carried on his legacy and even named the town after his name. From the ninth century to the 19th century, men had the will to mine the soil in order to standardise the whole architectural looking of not only the city of Saint-Emilion but also a few ones in the region (such as Right Banc Bordeaux).   



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