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Anson: Château Lassegue vertical 2009-2018

Jane Anson shines a spotlight on this St-Emilion estate, tasting a vertical of 10 wines and looking at the upgrade potential when the the next classification happens in 2022.

Somehow Château Lassegue can get overlooked in the starry firmament of St-Emilion, despite being owned by the legendary Barbara Bankes of Jackson Family Wines, and being made by iconic winemaker Pierre Seillan.

Scroll down to see Jane Anson’s Château Lassegue vertical tasting notes and scores

Perhaps it’s because the attention is so often focused on Seillan’s cult La Verité wines in Sonoma, or because its location is just a little off the main drag.

It’s situated past Châteaux Bellefont-Belcier and Tertre Rotebouef as you head into the commune of Saint-Hippolyte, planted on the steep sides of a slope that leads up to Château de Ferrand and Château Destieux, and that are made up of a mix of hard Asteries limestone and the sofer clay-studded Molasses de Fronsadais.

Château Lassègue exterior

Château Lassègue exterior

The 2022 classification – with the results coming in September of next year – might be the moment that it receives the recognition that it undoubtedly deserves.

See Jane Anson’s Château Lassegue vertical tasting notes and scores

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