A top Cru Bourgeois from an excellent vintage that is now in peak form. Château Ramafort is an estate of supreme pedigree, having formerly been under ownership and direction of none other than Château Lafite Rothschild. For those of you who bought the 2010 vintage, it’s another opportunity to indulge in a cuvée of equal stature - if not finer. Neal Martin rates it as their greatest vintage yet. It is, in a word, gorgeous.
- Esme Johnstone, Co-Founder of FromVineyardsDirect.
How does the wine taste?
Customer Reviews (3)
Fine, sophisticated nose of
restrained, ripe fruit and
generous palate of ripe, almost
stewed red fruit with hints of
spice, leather and tobacco.
Lots of complex flavours
here supported by strong
silky tannins and streaks of
minerality. Endless finish.
"A 50/50 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for this Cru Bourgeois. I tasted the 2010 just last year (91-points) and though this has some time to go, it already appears to be an even better effort. There's an absolutely classic fragrance of cedar and pencil-shavings over savoury black fruits, touched with leafiness, game and subtle spices. In the mouth it is medium-bodied and beautifully pitched between that savoury, complex character of tobacco and leather, and a fresher fruit quality. Keen acidity gives excellent balance. Classic all the way, and surely has years of further cellaring potential.
Tom Cannavan, Wine-pages.com
"Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois annual tasting, the 2015 Ramafort has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry, raspberry and light cocoa scents, nicely defined with a light iodine scent coming through. The palate is medium bodied with supple and fine tannins, a pinch of spice and a harmonious, satisfying finish that beckons you back for another sip. Simply the best wine I have tasted from Ramafort thus far...
Neal Martin, robertparker.com
"Well-formed, generous, opulent fruit. Excellent oak spice on the palate with attractive burnt meat notes on the length. Has everything you could want from 2015 Bordeaux - clarity, balance, length, ripeness.
17 pts., Richard Hemming MW, jancisrobinson.com