Located at one of the highest points in the Salleboeuf district to the east of Bordeaux, Château Lézin boasts one of the finest terroirs in the appellation. The magnificent clay content in the vineyard provides ideal conditions for cultivating Merlot, where it reveals lovely fresh fruit, and smooth and concentrated character.
Since 1993, significant investments in the vineyard and winery have instated Château Lézin far above its appellation, setting the benchmark in affordable great wine. Viticulture on the estate has been completely reassessed in the utmost respect for the terroir, in a bid to obtain optimum fruit quality, including increasing planting densities, numerous manual canopy management techniques, and environmentally-conscious integrated crop management. At the same time, the Château has built an exemplary winery, for the more effective management of wine parcels and to create a delicious, fruit-driven wine.
Bordeaux red structured , rich and intense flavors, sometimes woody notes. Perfect for exceptional moments.
CVBG since 1993.
One of the highest points in Salleboeuf, 15km to the east of Bordeaux.
Clay-sand on a limestone bedrock, small gravel.
84% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc.
Awards and press reviews
2017 Vintage: Gold Medal – Challenge International du Vin – France 2019
2016 Vintage: One Star (denotes a great wine) – Guide Hachette des Vins 2020 “One taster described this as « a wine for laying down, in the hunter style ». Perhaps because of the animal notes in the bouquet or the hint of leather that accompanies the robust tannins. This 2016 has yet to reveal its full potential both in terms of aromatic expression and its warm, full-bodied substance. Wait and monitor for a few years.”
2015 Vintage: Gold Medal – Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2017
Gold Medal – Concours International de Lyon 2017
Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017
2012 Vintage: Gold Medal – Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2014
2008 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011
2007 Vintage: Cited – Guide Hachette des Vins 2010 ” The supple, fine Château Lézin earns a citation.”
2005 Vintage: “A good Bordeaux, quite supple and tender with fluid substance, accessible, offering a discreet woodiness…” (Guide Gerbelle & Maurange 2008)
2003 Vintage: * One star (denotes a great wine) – Guide Hachette des Vins 2006 “… The complex, finely spicy bouquet extends to the palate, adding to the imposing structure, vinosity and good volume. The still-tight tannins are becoming more pronounced without masking the roundness…”
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An enjoyable Bordeaux Supérieur wine
On the nose, Château Lézin reveals appealing aromatic complexity, characterised by dark fruit aromas of blackcurrants and blackberries, which develop spicy notes. The wine is fresh, concentrated and well-balanced on the palate. The delicately oaky tannins enhance the well-balanced aromatics, without impeding the fruity notes. Wonderful length on the finish underlines the great elegance and finesse of this wine.
Thomas Drouineau, winemaker, Maison Delor