Château Le Coteau
Château le Coteau, situated in Margaux, is one of the last family properties of this famous appellation. Today Eric Leglise cultivates his ancestors ground with passion and humility, in respect for the terroir and the environment.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
The soil is composed by gravel left by the Garonne river millions of years ago. These gravely soils are composed of pebbles and little stones originating from the Pyrénées
In French oak barrels of which a third are of new wood. The wine stays in the barrels for 16 months.
65 % cabernet sauvignon, 25 % merlot, 8 % cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot
“Begins with a nose offering crème de cassis and cherry fruit, interwoven with persistent threads of smoke and graphite. It’s a gravelly, Cabernet-driven, honest left-bank nose; just wonderful. This drinks like it came out of one of its spendier neighboring chateaux, with terrific complexity and notable intensity and structure. I love the beating heart of minerality here, the sanguine edge. As usual in good Bordeaux, there’s just enough fruit to bring pleasure, and then plenty of other components to ramp up the intellectual intrigue: mineral notes to be sure, but also the finishing toothsome chew of the Cabernet tannins, leafy and delicious.” – Paul Zitarelli