Château Lassègue, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru (Bordeaux, France) 2018

($52, Sovereign Wine Imports):  California meets Saint-Emilion in this broad-shouldered Merlot/Cabernet Franc-dominant blend.  The unnecessarily heavy bottle predicts the wine’s style.  Though mostly black fruit-driven at this stage, a lovely mineral tarriness appears in the finish.  I suspect more complexity will appear with bottle age.  For now, this voluptuous wine has a suave and supple texture that makes it a good choice for current consumption with a steak for those who gravitate to that style.
90 Michael Apstein Jan 11, 2022