- Nick's Import
2018 Chateau Durand Laplagne Les Terres Rouges
Dense inky black core with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Ripe blackcurrant scents jump out of the glass followed by liquorice, vanillin cedar, scorched earth and spice. Medium to full in body ripe red to blackcurrant fruits show ample richness on the palate yet are still some what restrained by a sturdy tannin structure which lends some firmness to the finish. Graphite like mouthfeel with spicy vanillin cedar, earth and graphite like characters in the background. Tighter than the 2016 with a taut medium length finish.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Composed of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Les Terres Rouges offers scents of plum preserves, Black Forest cake and Chinese five spice with wafts of potpourri and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, rich and decadently fruited in the mouth, it has firm, plush tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and perfumed.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate
Attractive enough fruit with hints of wet earth and spice. Medium body. Light tannins. Simple finish.