Chateau La Commanderie 2005
Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
This growth belonged to the Bonie family for more than a century before being purchased in 1956 by Mr. Gabriel Meffre, who also owns Château Canteloup in Saint-Estèphe. Its vineyard is composed of two main parcels, one adjoining Château Montrose and the other lying on a very gravelly slope facing the famous growth of Lafite-Rothschild.
Thanks to the quality of the soil and the grapes planted, mostly Cabernet-Sauvignon, La Commanderie produces a robust wine with... View More
Fresh mushroom, tobacco and ripe fruit aromas follow through to a medium-to-full body, with soft, silky tannins and a medium finish. Balanced and pretty. Best after 2012. 2,665 cases made.
La Commanderie was built in the 12th century by Guillaume de
Plaigne, a Cathar Lord, who took an active role in the Battle of
Avignonet and afterwards joined the besieged stonghold
at the famous siege of Montsegur.
In the 16th century, Barthelemy de Plaigne extended
the chateau by creating the Salle des Chevaliers. His daughter,
Anne de Plaigne, who married the Count de Pibrac in 1642,
sold Plaigne to François-Paul de Béon-Massès-Cazaux, head of
the order of St Jonh in Toulouse, who, in... View More