Chateau Bel Orme, Tronquoy de Lalande, Haut Medoc, 2009
Located on the famous terroir of Saint Seurin de Cadourne. Chateau Bel Orme is the second estate of Chateau Rauzan-Gassies.
Awards: 16/20 Decanter – 15.5/20 Jancis Robinson
The story of Château Bel Orme begins in 1936 when Anne’s parents, Paul and Lucienne Quié, purchased the Château which overlooked the Gironde Estuary. Château Bel Orme covers an area of 30 hectares on Bordeaux’s left bank, 6 miles north of Pauillac, with vineyards extending over the hills of the village. The name of the winery dates back to the 18th century, referring to the wooded park named “Bel Orme” that surrounds the Château. In 1946, Paul and Lucienne Quié acquired Château Rauzan-Gassies, a Margaux super second growth. Today, all of the Quié family’s wine brands fall under the Domaines Quié umbrella.
Grapes Variety: 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes: At first, a fresh and classy nose of cassis, black cherries, chocolate, tobacco. Then, on the palate the wine is full-bodied, deep with good complexity. Overall,Nicely integrated tannins and impressive length.