Jacques Lurton, Bordeaux (France) Cabernet Sauvignon “Diane” 2020

($14):  The Lurton name is famous in Bordeaux.  The recently deceased André Lurton was instrumental in carving out the Pessac-Léognan appellation from Graves.  The family owns more than 20 châteaux and nephew Pierre Lurton manages Château d’Yquem, the greatest property in Sauternes.  (He also managed Château Cheval Blanc in St. Emilion, another stellar estate.)  Jacques, one of André’s sons, made wine around the world before taking the reins of the family business after his father died.  With its fruit forward juicy plummy nature and suave texture, this Bordeaux reflects Jacques’ vast experience making New World wines.  His iconoclastic side comes through in the packaging — a Bordeaux wine in a Burgundy-shaped bottle.
86 Michael Apstein Dec 7, 2021