Chateau Listran 2009
At the height of its glory in the late 19th century, Chateau Listran reached its largest size, an impressive 875 acres. Through a series of owners, including a former duke who served as a general in the Spanish Army, the size of the estate was gradually scaled down to accommodate a shift in focus to exclusive low-yield, high-quality wines. Owned today by the Crete family, Chateau Listran now focuses on small-scale production and has earned the well-deserved Cru Bourgeois status in 1988. Chateau Listran offers an agreeably fruity bouquet, with a finesse and tannins worthy of a wine from the Medoc.
35% Merlot, 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. Bright ruby color. Aromas of leather, smoke, and blackberries. Excellent flavor depth supported by soft tannins, leading to an elegant finish of woody notes and blackcurrant. Wonderful with steaks, hearty stews, or flavorful cheeses.