Château Ramafort, Cru Bourgeois, Médoc, Bordeaux 2010
Château Ramafort 2010, from one of the greatest vintages of modern times, was my claret find of 2019 and is a great bargain.
This excellent Cru Bourgeois Château, formerly owned by Château Lafite, only releases the wines from its fairy-tale 17th century cellars, the largest in the Médoc (known locally as La Cathédrale), when they judge the wines are perfect for drinking.
"A corking Cru Bourgeois Médoc from a 10/10 vintage". - Jonathan Ray, The Spectator
The 2010 is perfect now and will be for the next 5 years.
How does the wine taste?
A blend of 50% merlot and 50% cabernet sauvignon. Dense deep red colour in the glass. The nose is full of smooth and rich red berries and black fruit - cherry, blueberry and blackberries. The palette is wonderful with a full-body and weight to it, while incorporating gorgeous softened tannins after time in bottle. The style is clean with structure and a classic Médoc feel to it. There are very subtle chocolate and toasty toffee notes from the oak along with a gorgeous lengthy finish.