2015 Château Ramafort, Cru Bourgeois, Médoc
2015 Château Ramafort, Cru Bourgeois, Médoc
"Simply the best wine from Ramafort I have tasted thus far... "
Neal Martin at robertparker.com
Why so good? Here were ideal growing conditions for achieving a beautiful ripeness in both cabernet and merlot: long stretches of thoroughly warm days offset by consistently cool nights. This meant that the very healthy levels of phenolic development fruit enjoyed during the day were duly balanced by the refreshing levels of acidity lower night-time temperatures preserved and sustained. As so clearly shown in Ramafort's offering, the resulting wines are generous, vibrant, fresh, and wonderfully structured without the firmness in tannins that can be typical of such a warm, dry vintage.
Why else so good? Château Ramafort are owned by none other than Château Lafite.
With more and more claret drinkers now turning on to the fine form 2015 is finding, its little wonder that such a supreme Cru Bourgeois estate is now our best-seller. After eight patient years, Château Ramafort 15 has come to its drinking window and opened up wide.
Fine, sophisticated nose of restrained, ripe fruit and generous palate of ripe, almost stewed red fruit with hints of spice, leather and tobacco. Lots of complex flavours here supported by strong silky tannins and streaks of minerality. Endless finish.
What the critics say:
"Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois annual tasting, the 2015 Ramafort has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry, raspberry and light cocoa scents, nicely defined with a light iodine scent coming through. The palate is medium bodied with supple and fine tannins, a pinch of spice and a harmonious, satisfying finish that beckons you back for another sip. Simply the best wine I have tasted from Ramafort thus far..." Drink 2018-2028.
Neal Martin, robertparker.com
"Well-formed, generous, opulent fruit. Excellent oak spice on the palate with attractive burnt meat notes on the length. Has everything you could want from 2015 Bordeaux clarity, balance, length, ripeness." Drink 2018-2025.
17 pts., Richard Hemming MW, jancisrobinson.com
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