Chateau Fort Lignac is owned and operated by the prestigious Boire family, owner of Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou. The Chateau is located 2 miles down from Saint-Julien. Aged in oak barrels for at least 12 months. Fresh blackfruits on the nose, fresh and structured on the palate with a volumptous lingering finish. Savory, silky mouthfeel. Barrels are charred.
A few years ago, Jean-Eugene Borie, owner of Bordeaux superstar and 2nd Growth Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, was looking for a small estate where he could produce high quality wine at a reasonable price. His eye fell to Chateau Fort Lignac, 2 mile down from Saint-Julien.As such, this little 10 hectare gem is now completely run by the geniuses at Ducru-Beaucaillou. From a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, itproduces a wine that is rich and well balanced with all the “oomph” of a Left Bank Cabernet without the hefty price tag of the Classified Growths. Clear deep ruby in colour; aromas of blackberry and cassis, with notes of cedar, vanilla, toasted oak and earth; dry and medium-bodied, with balanced acidity and fine-textured tannins; flavours of cassis and dried fruits, with a smoky note underlying.
The predominance of Cabernet is a striking feature of its bouquet and flavor. Coffee and cassis are on display in its aroma and on the palate.There’s excellent fruitconcentration, with only silkytannin in the finish.
This wine is excellent with red meat, cheese and pasta