Château La Commanderie Saint Estephe 2015
Château La Commanderie, a Cru Bourgeois since 1932, is an estate in Saint-Estephe, its name referring to the Order of the Knights Templar. An old red brick building on the estate was once the property of an officer of Napoleon, and Claude Meffre, the owner, invites visitors to immerse themselves in the unusual history of this Saint-Estèphe. Head of the chateau since 1996, Meffre is the son of a nurseryman who bought it in 1956. He is indebted to his father for his life's work, to which he takes an artisanal approach. Claude Meffre evokes an atypical career that led him from the editorial offices of La Provence to the benches of ENITA where he completed at the age of 35 a master's degree in viticultural estate management.
The 16.5 hectares of the estate consist of several plots on the banks of the Garonne / Gironde with gravels on limestone. There are two grape varieties, with 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, which goes against the habits of the Left Bank where Cab usually dominates. The vineyard of Château La Commanderie consists essentially of two plots, in the immediate vicinity of very great Grand Crus: one contiguous to Château Montrose, the other located on a very gravelly slope, between Cos d'Estournel and Lafon-Rochet, opposite the famous Lafite-Rothschild.
Since 1956, the estate's wines have been exclusively distributed by the prestigious Kressmann house, which has been present on the Bordeaux market since 1871. Gentle extraction and careful aging in new barrels for a third present structured wines, with a palate of a great richness.
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe|
|Brand||Château La Commanderie|
Wine EnthusiastThis wine has weight and rich fruit. It also offers the tannins and structure associated with Saint-Estèphe, which balance the generous potential of the blackberry flavors. Half-and-half Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the wine needs to age. Drink from 2025.