Lynsolence - St. Emilion Grand Cru
I would like to introduce you to this unique wine, I discovered it during several tastings last year.
Lynsolence is a vineyard of only 2,5ha in the council of St. Sulpice de Faleyrens in the hamlet ‘Le Bert’. The terroir consists of gravel and sand, with the well-known ‘crasse de fer’ underneath (iron deposits, which you can find in the clay of Ch. Pétrus). The vines have an average age of 55 years, which gives the berries a very intense taste because of the deep roots. The plantation is very dense (5600 feet/ha), which intensifies the competition between de vines and gives a better quality. The terroir is situated next to Ch. Monbousquet and Ch. Valandraud.
The owner, Denis Barraud practices ‘green harvest’ (he cuts the bunches of grapes until there are only 5 bunches of grapes left), to keep the yields as low as possible (28hl/ha). In that way, the optimal maturity can be obtained because the harvest can be done in only one day. The result is a beautiful delicacy that overwhelms by lots of fruit, but also cocoa, liquorice and fine herbs. The wine is very harmonious and has a fine tannin structure. The scores of critics are always high (e. g. 2019 in primeur: Wine Advocate 92-94 / James Suckling 94-95 / Yves Beck 94-95 / Neal Martin 92-94). The 2017 is ‘coup de coeur’ in the newest Hachette Guide 2021.
Now 11+1 for free until 15/01/2021 on all stock wines of Lynsolence (not available on vintages 2018 & 2019). J’aimerais partager ce vin unique avec vous, car il est uns de mes découvertes pendant les dégustations de l’année passée.