“Affordable Bordeaux” is always a loaded term, and this release from Lassegue’s second label shows why. A very simplistic wine, it exudes a heavily earthy and vegetal character, with notes of truffle, tobacco, and green beans. The body is surprisingly thin, while the finish is thick with a canned vegetable aftertaste. It has a few brief moments of brightness somewhere in the middle of all that, but they’re decidedly fleeting.
C- / $25 / chateau-lassegue.com
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