Located just outside the walled village of St. Emilion heading in the easterly direction, the 7 hectare, Bordeaux vineyard of Chateau La Couspaude in St. Emilion is planted to 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard has remained the same size for close to 300 years! The terroir is chalk, clay and limestone soils. The vines are planted to a density of 6,500 vines per hectare at Chateau La Couspaude. The vines have an average age of 30 years. For the vinification of Chateau La Couspaude, the property uses small, oak, fermentation vats after a cold maceration,. Malolactic fermentation takes place in new 100% new, French oak barrels. the wine is aged in 100% new, French oak barrels for between 18 and 20 months.
Very concentrated, with blackberry, coffee bean and vanilla. Full-bodied, with lots of pretty fruit, velvety tannins and a long, rich finish. Slightly pushed, but this should come together with bottle age.