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Château Ramafort

2023

Generally speaking, 2023 is a vintage that should be judged favourably – a good, even very good vintage, but not an exceptional one. But it is also a vintage that would not have produced good results ten years ago and whose heterogeneity does not allow it to be considered exceptional.

Indeed, as in 2018, we have a growing season in two parts – the first producing intense downy mildew pressure; the second producing precisely the conditions required to compensate for the deficit of the first half. However, the contrast between the two halves was much less extreme than in 2018 – the downy mildew pressure in 2023 came not so much from excessive rain as from persistent rain in a context of already high temperatures; and the second half of the season, although generally dry and hot, only became extreme in the final stages of ripening.

Château Ramafort

2022

After a difficult vintage in 2021, 2022 looks well placed to win the title of best vintage of the century – to date – surpassing the triptych of excellence of 2018, 2019 and 2020, and potentially going down in history, following in the footsteps of the legendary 1982.

Perhaps the most extraordinary thing about all this is that nobody expected it. The vines had to contend with record drought, in addition to above-normal temperatures. On the other hand, there was no extreme heatwave (like the one in 2003), and night-time temperatures remained relatively cool. The vines got used to the hot, dry conditions from the start of the growing season, which meant that they had to adapt their water consumption and the growth of the plant cover to make do with the little water available. They drew on the reserves accumulated during the rainy year of 2021, before being rewarded with an additional water ransom in June, and then surviving 50 days without rain, until mid-August.

Château Ramafort

2021

Château Ramafort 2021: a landmark vintage in more ways than one.

At the end of August 2021, in the Bordeaux region, the weather was dry, with the sun shining without excess over the green vines, giving way to cool temperatures every night. The weather conditions are ideal for allowing the grapes to finish ripening. More than that, this unexpected weather, which is set to continue into September and October, is a godsend for the success of the wine vintage. In fact, it will counterbalance a relatively cold spring and early summer with little sunshine, which delayed the ripening of the grapes.

Some people are talking about 2021 in Bordeaux as a vintage reminiscent of the last century. After a multitude of sunny, colourful, warm and voluptuous vintages, 2021 in the Médoc brings freshness with a more ‘Atlantic’ style.
Château Ramafort 2021 is elegant and refined.

Château Ramafort

2020

Château Ramafort 2020 is characterised by its elegance.

The profile is less powerful than 2019, which had riper notes, but has more silkiness, finesse, delicacy and exceptional colour, as well as being superbly structured and balanced, suggesting great ageing potential. In any case, this is a vintage that has everything it takes to improve with age.
Château Ramafort 2020 is distinguished by its colour and structure. The great terroirs, which have not suffered from water stress, have produced some very fine wines, full of elegance and built to stand the test of time.

Château Ramafort

2019

Quantity, freshness, ripeness, concentration, sugar and acidity: 2019 has all the qualities of a very good vintage.

Following on from the testing but elegant 2017 vintage and the incredible 2018 vintage, 2019 is another in a long line of excellent years that have tested the nerves of winegrowers. A vintage of extreme climatic contrasts, 2019 was marked by a summer of scorching temperatures. At the beginning of September, a return to cool, damp weather ensured a calm harvest with excellent ripeness.

The fruit of a superb year, the 2019 Bordeaux wines highlight a “winemaker’s” vintage, requiring constant attention and tireless work in the vineyard to respond effectively to the vagaries of the weather and the terroir. More than ever, the 2019 vintage underlines the expertise of the winegrowers, their ability to sublimate the year’s harvest without masking the identity of the terroir and by working in harmony with nature.

At Château La Cardonne, the 2019 wines are distinguished by the roundness and vibrant fruit of the Merlot, while the Cabernet Sauvignon displays superb complexity and great freshness, both aromatically and on the palate. Structured, the tannins are nonetheless extremely fine, while the acidity will ensure exceptional cellaring life for the most patient.

Château Ramafort

2018

We can say that 2018 is returning to a style associated with the Bordeaux identity: powerful, well-balanced wines with silky textures and an ageing potential that already looks very promising.

In practical tasting, the 2018 primeurs confirm the theory. There is no doubt that this is a great vintage. In the reds, the 2018 primeurs develop very elegant aromatic expressions, faithful to the terroirs and appellations. There is also strength and power, but the balance is so precise that this power is in no way aggressive. On the contrary, it lends an indisputable depth to the 2018 primeurs. What’s more, the cool nights at the end of the season gave these Bordeaux wines the acidity they needed to prevent this vintage from becoming too sun-drenched. Precision is clearly a hallmark of this vintage, with a purity and balance rarely seen at such a high level.

Château Ramafort

2016

It’s always challenging to write about a wonderful vintage, when it follows a wonderful vintage. That said the 2016 scores higher in our minds than the 2015. The color is superb, the aromas and tannins were released without effort, and the wine is beautifully balanced.
The bud break happened in late March, following a very mild winter. Springtime was rainy, very rainy, and fortunately flowering took place during a window of dry weather in June. The very dry weather set in in July and lasted until mid-September giving the grapes a remarkable concentration with colour and tannins.
The rains arrived just at the right time to accelerate maturity and allowed for stress-free harvesting.
We started picking the merlots on October 6th, the last cabernets were crushed on the 21st.
This year the wines were aged in a higher percentage of New oak barrels than normal, and for 16 months vs 12 months, as we occasionally do on very special vintages.
The 2016 vintage has the quiet nobility of great vintages, sure of their charm and their power.
The vintage was bottles in March 2019.

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2015

When asked to describe the 2015 vintage we see a combination of the fruit of 2005, the body of the 2009 and the profound tannins in 2010.
Winter, which was appreciably colder than those of the previous years, caused late, but perfectly regular blossoming. Dry and sunny weather in the spring made for optimal conditions, so flowering took place very quickly and homogenously. Sizzling hot, sunny, dry weeks in June, July helped shape the 2015 Bordeaux vintage. August will go down in history as one of the wettest Augusts recorded, our soils drained well before the drought returned in September. The harvest of the Merlots started on September 21st and we picked the last grapes on October 9th.
There were no surprises during fermentation, and these small thick-skinned berries flushed out wonderful levels of concentration and ripe tannins.
The result is a very opulent vintage with great depth and plenty of complexity. It was bottled in May 2018 and some customers, particularly in the United States are so pleased with how it’s currently tasting that we will release it to their customers in 2019.

Château Ramafort

2014

Our Winter was very wet, yet mild, with brights sunny days arriving in spring. Despite a hail storm ravaging many estates in the Médoc, Ramaforts vines were largely untouched and a warm and gentle June provided ideal conditions for flowering. Fine weather followed in July and temperatures dropped in August and the grapes took slightly longer to change colour than we’d normally expect. September saved the vintage with no rain, and our water table sufficiently high, allowing for perfect ripening, and wonderful conditions for harvest. We started with Merlot on the 30th September and were still picking the Cabernets in short sleeves until the 13th October.

Château Ramafort

2013

The 2013 vintage produced some wonderful Cabernet, compensating for rather rushed Merlot, and although we can’t describe our wines as extraordinary, very stringent selection allowed us to produce a well-balanced Claret for every day drinking.
The particularly cool temperatures at the end of winter and into spring delayed the growing season with flowering by 12 days later compared to the average. It rained throughout providing us with challenges with mildew, and overall the vines were finding it very tough to photosynthesize sufficiently A welcome summer drought brought the hottest July in record for 60 years, but we spent hours and hours green harvesting to ensure that the best grape bunches ripened consistently. When harvesting started on October 1st we had warm weather, and we finished on October 18th.
It’s unlike to be a vintage that one will stock in the cellar for many years, however we will release this wine to the market in 2019/2020 as it is already releasing wonderful red fruit notes, and we think it will be most enjoyable between 2019 and 2025.

Château Ramafort

2012

We often describe the 2012 vintage as delicate, balanced and refined. We had substantially less rain than usual during the five winter months and the temperatures were mild except for the extremely cold first half of February. Budbreak was noted on April 5rd, which was otherwise a particularly wet month. A rainy and mild June was followed by a very dry July and August, ensuring a slow ripening. The weather changed again from the first day of autumn: the moderate rains, which fell regularly from September 20th onwards, arrived too late to greatly upset the ripening or health of the grapes.
The harvest took place from October 8th to October 18th, with a little more rain than we would have wished for, however the grapes remained in excellent health.
The Cabernets were more expressive than the Merlots during fermentation however during the final blending we were pleasantly surprised by their floral notes.
We expect to start releasing the vintage in 2019.

Château Ramafort

2011

After two blessed vintages, when nature distributes all that is necessary, when it is necessary, 2011 delivered a charming yet younger drinking vintage. us
This was a strange year for weather – as many said at the time, it was summer in spring, autumn in summer, spring in autumn. A hot start to the year that meant early bud break and flowering that was two weeks earlier than in 2010. From April we had drought conditions with temperatures 6°C higher than average.
Flowering was fully underway by May 17th, the earliest date ever recorded. From the second week of June, the weather began to change, and summer pretty much disappeared in July, with low levels of sunshine hours, cool temperatures and a rainy August. In September good weather returned for harvest, with occasional rains.
We harvested 2 weeks ahead of previous vintages, starting on 15th September, and finished picking on September 30th.
The vintage is full and charming, with an elegant nose with floral notes, and on the palate, it is very fruity with lovely soft tannins.

Château Ramafort

2010

In 2010 we were looking at another vintage of the century hard on the heels of 2009.
This vintage is a velvet dress of incredible density, an explosion of fruits and spices, with noble, rich and silky tannins.
Following a mild Autumn, the first months of 2010 were particularly cold and dry. Bud break was delayed until mid-April, and flowering was challenging during a cool first half in June. The vine roots worked miraculously, digging deeper as water was scarce. Add to that the mild temperatures during the months of July and August, the sunny months of September and October with just enough rain to perfect the balance of fruit and we had the ideal recipe for a great vintage. We harvested Merlot from October 7th to 13th, Cabernets Francs on October 14, and Cabernets Sauvignons from October 15th to 21st.
In the vats, aromas of raspberry and black cherry filled the air when pumping over, and slow fermentation allowed for a very smooth extraction of colours and tannins.
The 2010 vintage has such intensity in colour, the nose is incredibly expressive, pure and aromatic. On the palate, the structure is extremely elegant with dark berry flavours.

Château Ramafort

2009

We previously thought the 2005 vintage was the vintage of our lifetime, as the 2009 was simply astonishing as a young wine. It has the fullness of 2005 and the softness of 1990.
Even right at the start of the Growing Season things were looking promising, with temperatures slightly above average and 220 hours of sunshine. This was tempered by a mild but rainy April, until May saw the return of fine weather, leading to swift and even flowering in late May and early June. Summer turned out to be extremely warm and even, with 293 sunshine hours in June, 262 in July and 270 hours in August. The flowering was uniform, although we were slightly worried as we had just 48mm of rainfall compared to the 30-year average of 90mm in September. Harvesting begun on the October 1st and we picked the last cabernets on October 22nd.
The aromas in the chai were glorious, and during fermentation little intervention was required to extract scintillating ruby red color and smooth velvety tannins.
The 2009 in bottle possesses extraordinary aromatic intensity, freshness and precision. Rich, ripe and mineral, with a very long, lingering finish.

Château Ramafort

2008

The 2008 vintage reminds us of the depth and charm of 2004.
A dull, wet, stormy March brought slow, uneven budburst. Uneven flowering and poor berry set typified a dreary May (second wettest since 1946) and luckily July’s dry sunny weather allowed us to select the best bunches.
Following a cool, sodden August, glorious sunshine arrived. From mid-September to mid-October daytime temperatures averaged 22 degrees C and warm Atlantic breezes hastened ripening and kept grapes healthy. A remarkable temperature difference between day and night in September led to a very rapid synthesis of phenolic compounds of grapes. The Merlots were harvested from October 6th to 13th and the Cabernets from October 11th to 17th.
The 2008 vintage has taken longer to evolve than most vintages. Most of the vintage remained in our cellars until 2015, when suddenly the tannins softened and a very classic wine arose from a long and deep sleep.

Château Ramafort

2007

After a mild February, budburst arrived 10 days earlier than usual, at the end of March. Temperatures soared in April – it was the warmest since 1949 – but then sunk in May and flowering was a week later than the norm. Rain and May’s chronic lack of sunshine endured until August, bringing the constant threat of mildew. Unceasing work in the vineyards was needed to maintain healthy grapes and then reduce yields in the harvest run-up. Although August began warm and sunny, rain and cooler weather soon returned, swelling the berries and creating huge variety in the relative development of various plots and vineyards. But then came 64 days of unbroken sunshine – and a long, drawn-out harvest at last got underway. We started picking on the 4th October and picked the last perfectly ripened Cabernets on the 18th.
The chai was filled with wonderful aromas of Strawberries and raspberries, yet we probably conducted the most rigorous selection in our history to produce a vintage that has stood the test of time as an everyday perfectly enjoyable claret.

Château Ramafort

2006

A very tricky vintage marked by highly variable weather from beginning to end. A cold, wet winter that was welcome after the searing and dry conditions of 2005 gave way to dry weather from spring through mid-summer, which was marked by prolonged scorching heat in July and a soggy September which interrupted harvest and caused us lots of sleepless nights.
After a very dry 2005, the heavy rains of March were a relief but cause a delay in bud burst compared to the last years. The Merlots did not open until early April, as in the year 2000. The hot and dry month of June led to very fast flowering, Merlots and cabernets blooming at the same time. We arrive at the veraison 2-3 days ahead of last year and 10 days ahead of 2000 and 2004, and harvested between September 25th and October 10th.
Despite the challenges the vintage has richness of the 1986 vintage and the grace and the purity of 1996.

Château Ramafort

2005

It’s hard to remember when a new vintage has been more widely praised. Even modern classics such as 1989, 1990 and 2000 did not receive as much early acclaim as 2005, its voluptuousness and harmony make it a truly exceptional vintage.
We have never seen more perfect grapes harvested, following a warm, sunny growing season. We believe the cool nights during August and September helped maintain balance in the grapes, and the wines will be most noted for being ultraripe yet superfresh. In other words, the wines had loads of ripe fruit and tannins, along with high acidity levels. It’s difficult to imagine a more perfect scenario.
The beginning of the harvest was progressively postponed until September 29th. The fruitiness of the young merlots was impressive. The yields were low but what concentration! We patiently waited for the Cabernets to fully ripen, and we picked the final grapes on October 18th.
Fermentation was at a lower temperature than usual, and the vats required less intervention than usual to extract colour and tannin.
We think it’s the finest vintage we’ve produced on the vineyard to date.

Château Ramafort

2004

Widely regarded as a vintage in the classic style of such fine vintages as 1996 and 1988, our 2004 vintage proved fresh and pure, and well-structured for mid to long-term ageing. The 2004 growing season was characterized by alternately wet and dry periods, with a fortunate co-incidence of the dry spells firstly with the flowering, and then with the harvest. Central to the quality of the vintage, as well as to the return to normal levels of production, was the extremely good, even and short flowering which ran during the glorious weather of late May and early June. This laid the foundation for the subsequent generous crop and for the even ripening at the end of the season. Rainfall in August was unusually high leading to widespread gloom over the prospects for the vintage. However, at the beginning of September the fine weather returned, and the the crop ripened beautifully, and picking of the Merlots began a little later than usual on the 4th of October. The Cabernets followed and we finished harvesting on the 18th.
The fermentations were slow, which allowed time to clearly identify the personality of each parcel and adapt the vinification accordingly. It was a vintage dream for a winemaker.
In each bottle of 2004, there is great finesse and a beautifully subtle combination of floral, fruit and spice aromas on the nose.

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2003

2003 will be remembered as the year of the heatwave, producing a wine of unparalled density with power, strength, depth and length, and wonderfully silky tannins.
The vines, with their deep roots, suffered less than other crops. Nevertheless, some grapes were scorched by the burning sun of August. The high night temperatures disrupted the synthesis of polyphenols while also sugar concentrations increased rapidly. All our usual indicators were swept away, and it was difficult to decide when to harvest and which parcels to harvest first. Daily Observation and tasting were our only guides. Then 30 mm fell in three days during the first week in September, and we filled the first vats of juice on September 10th. With the high temperatures we decided only to harvest in the morning. Yields were very low and very naturally concentrated grapes. We harvested at a slow pace finishing on October 2nd. Fermentation were slower than usual which allowed us to master the extraction. At the end of a grueling season, facing unknown situations, we produced magnificent wine, very round and very charming.

Château Ramafort

2002

2002 was a small harvest that yielded first-rate, well-structured, stylish wines, yet requiring considerable cellaring before they reach their peak. After a mild, relatively dry spring there followed a cooler than normal summer culminating in a wet August. A major factor early in the year was the cool spring that upset the flowering and distressed the early-developing and more fragile Merlot grape. However, we were blessed with a glorious Indian summer through September and October and this saved the harvest. Day after day the grapes were enriched in sugars and aromas, the tannins at first rough refined, and our spirits soared. 2002 was the smallest crop since 1991, yet the quality is unquestionable.
We started harvesting on October 3rd, and the last parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon were picked 9 days later. The polyphenolic potentials were impressive. The analysis laboratory had to change its rating scale as the anthocyanin numbers were off the chart. The juices were almost black, fruit and jam flavors immediately noticeable. The Merlots were particularly aromatic, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Francs exceptional. The vintage is superb: rich, powerful and harmonious with the tannic elegance of the cabernets.

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2001

The vintage reminds us of 1999 in terms of expressive aromas and dense and harmonious tannins.
The preceding winter was the wettest since 1982/83. May and June were dry, and flowering in June was early, rapid and uniform. Though July started out wet and cool, it ended warm and dry, and August was hot with average rainfall for the month. September was rather cool, providing excellent conditions for ripening, and we were able to wait for full maturity before picking. The young Merlot vines opened the show on October 2nd, but the serious things really started on October 5th and ended on the 12th. During this period, the weather was very favorable, the few rains having the good idea of falling rather night.
From the first days of winemaking we were happily surprised by the deep color, when led to a much softer extraction than usual.
It’s always difficult to follow a vintage such as 2000, however the 2001 vintage will bring us many years of drinking pleasure.

Château Ramafort

2000

In 2000 the growing season was by no means straightforward, and little did we know that we would harvest one of the greatest vintages of the 20th century. The New Year and spring were more than mild, resulting in early bud burst. However, though
the warmth continued in April and May, it was wet,
flowering started at the end of the month. The damp
conditions continued in June and July. What saved the day (rather like
1978 though the heat and sun arrived a month earlier)
was almost unbroken sunshine without rain from
August through September, resulting in fine ripening
conditions favouring the Merlot and, for those who
waited and timed it right, the late-ripening Cabernet
Sauvignon. We began our harvest on September 25th starting with the older Merlot vines, and as we waited for the Cabernets to fully mature we completed the last parcel on October 12. Fermentation was very smooth and maceration lasted 3 weeks. With an elegance and softness on the palate, reminiscent also of the 1990 and 1996 vintages, this is one of our greatest vintages.

Château Ramafort

2023

Tasting note 

Beautiful velvety crimson.
The perfumed nose of violet and mild spices lengthens to ripe fruit.
The front of palate is rounded, powerful and balanced. The end of palate is mouth-filling and aromatic, with under-lying tannins that will need another year or two to smooth out.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Pork knuckle terrine with gribiche mayonnaise

Confit lamb breast fritters with apple and mint jelly

**main courses**

Suckling pig, belly & loin, spanish peach, onion & almond purée

Roast beef, bone marrow, roasted carrots, fine bean & foie gras salad, truffle, hazelnut, marrow sauce

Pithivier of duck & pigeon, hispi cabbage, wild mushrooms & truffle jus

Suckling pig, roasted alliums & baby beetroots

Château Ramafort

2022

Tasting note

Profound ruby red in colour, Château Ramafort 2022 is already displaying fine complexity on the nose, in which red berried fruits predominate with whiffs of lime blossom and honeysuckle.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Crisp duck croquette with fried duck egg

Wood pigeon, glazed endives, currants & macadamia

**main courses**

BBQ beef onglet, white shallot pureé, wild garlic

Roast pigeon , aubergine and lemon balm

Dry aged sirloin, dauphinoise and bone marrow

Milk-fed lamb, green peas and mint jelly

Château Ramafort

2021

Tasting note

Deep ruby red in colour. Mature, complex nose of blossom and ripe fruit.The palate is supple yet firm, with black berried fruits (cassis, bilberry), superb length and a delicious touch of liquorice at finish.

Food and wine parings

**Starters**

Crown of quail, confit leg, mushroom, madeira
Mandarin, chicken liver parfait & grilled bread

**Main Course**

Veal rump, grelot onion, and sage
Roasted pheasant breast, puff pastry case with confit legs, quince compote
Roasted free range guinea fowl breast and confit leg stuffed with leeks, black garlic flavoured anna potatoes
Soy glazed slow cooked duck breast with mushroom ketchup and duck ragout & broad bean tart

Château Ramafort

2020

Tasting note

An engaging crimson in colour, with aromatic expression that improves on swirling. It then opens up to reveal sun-soaked fruit, jammy notes and light tobacco. The palate is an array of fine spices, toasty notes and black fruit. The rich, tightly structured tannins mellow to a rounded, delicate finish.

Food and wine parings

**Starters**

Seared duck foie gras, wild rocket and apricot
Black pudding, lovage velouté, smoked egg yolk pureé

**Main courses**

Sauté of calves’ liver with mashed potatoes, caramelised onions & madeira jus
Roast grouse with blackcurrant & beetroot sauce
BBQ beef onglet, white shallot pureé, wild garlic
Roast pigeon, aubergine and lemon balm

Château Ramafort

2019

Tasting note

Crimson to ruby in colour, with a beautifully balanced bouquet (oak and fruit with a slightly meaty note), displaying a firm, elegant palate. There follows a succession of complex aromas, with fruit but also dead leaves and cut straw, leading to a subtle liquorice finish.

Food and wine parings

**Starters**

Miso glazed lamb belly, goat’s curd, sea beet
Confit duck foie gras, cherry, almond and basil

**Main courses**

Roast of pork belly, choucroute, roast potatoes, beetroots & yorkshire pudding
Slow cooked short rib of wagyu beef with roast and pickled celeriac,
Veal sweetbread, black garlic, white shallot purée

Château Ramafort

2018

Tasting note

Sustained colour, brick at rim. Very ripe nose of cooked fruit with smoky notes, slightly cedary. Volume on the palate which displays well-integrated aromas initially, gaining power towards the end of palate. Beautiful finish of liquorice and jammy fruit.

Food and wine parings

**starters**

Crispy bacon glazed in maple with textures of cauliflower and lemon sorrel
Black pudding with apples and a pan fried duck’s egg on brioche toast

**Main courses**

Aged short rib of beef, creamed potato & bone marrow
Caramelised pork belly, almonds, rhubarb & onions
Roast pork loin with roast potatoes, apple sauce and yorkshire pudding
Roast breast of guinea fowl with wild garlic pesto, braised morels

Château Ramafort

2016

Tasting Note

Ramafort 2016 is rich but vibrant with nose overflowing notes of sweet cherry and stewed black plum. Bursting with juicy fruity aromas, enriched with a hint of smokiness and spices. The palate is rich with chewy but ripe tannins. Refreshing and elegant finish.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Beef toast and dripping with mustard butter

Pan roast duck foie gras pineapple, dark rum caramel, tonka

**main courses**

Roasted sweetbread, tomato, garlic and basil. slow cooked veal cheek, grelot onions, watercress and bacon, warm bone marrow espuma

Wild boar, bramley apple, black treacle, fennel, panisse, beetroot

Sauté of calves’ liver with mashed potatoes, caramelised onions & madeira jus

Château Ramafort

2015

Tasting Note

The nose is complex and appealing with full of ripe cassis and menthol notes, while the toasty side is accurately present. The palate is well-formed and generous, and the opulent fruit aromas remind the ripeness of this vintage. The finish is seasoned by the spices, giving a fine and lively character.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Pickled beetroot and cheddar tart with haggis and horseradish cream

Duck liver parfait with fig and cherry chutney

**main courses**

Roast goosnargh duck with crispy legs, beetroot tatin and port jus

Poached and roast veal head and sweetbreads, pimento, egg and caper dressing

Veal chop, creamed morel mushroom sauce and mashed potatoes

Roasted wood pigeon, black pudding cream, potato and fig terrine, choucroute of kohlrabi

Château Ramafort

2014

Tasting Note

The nose is fruity and offers a small gourmand side. It reveals notes of crushed blueberry associated with slight hints of oak, and spices, as well as a very discreet hint of flowers and undergrowth notes. The palate is juicy, delicious and full-bodied, with a long, lingering finish.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Duck liver parfait with orange chutney and toasted brioche

Rabbit & ham hock terrine, heritage carrots, mustard, liver & kidney, caraway crostini.

**main courses**

Barbecued fillet of angus beef served with caramelized shallot tart tatin, sautéed girolle mushrooms and savory scented jus

Rose veal, slow cooked cheek, sweetbread, garden onions

Roast saddle of rabbit with crispy potatoes and parmesan

Roast beef, bone marrow, roasted carrots, fine bean & foie gras salad, truffle, hazelnut, marrow sauce

Château Ramafort

2013

Tasting Note

Scintillating, dense purplish red. Its complex, fragrant bouquet is a mixture of red fruits with a hint of vanilla. The palate is round, introducing mineral and deliciously smoky notes on a smooth tannin base with a long, fresh finish.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Crispy bacon glazed in maple with textures of cauliflower and lemon sorrel

Black pudding with apples and a pan fried duck’s egg on brioche toast

**main courses**

Aged short rib of beef, creamed potato & bone marrow

Caramelised pork belly, almonds, rhubarb & onions

Roast pork loin with roast potatoes, apple sauce and yorkshire pudding

Roast breast of guinea fowl with wild garlic pesto, braised morels

Château Ramafort

2012

Tasting Note

Dark ruby colour with garnet edge. Very complex and intense on the nose, with notes of red fruit, flowers, spices, vanilla, and toasted characters. The mouth is structured but smooth, oak is well integrated. Long and persistent finish with full of fruitiness and elegance.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Popcorn-crusted chicken wing stuffed with bone marrow

Smoked quail, celeriac, winter truffles, piedmont hazelnuts, confit egg yolk

**main courses**

Wood pigeon with turnip remoulade, wild garlic& pickles

7 hour braised lamb, pickled watermelon, feta, smoked aubergine

Highland wagyu beef, beetroot, smoked bone marrow, bitter leaf

Roast pigeon, aubergine and lemon balm

Château Ramafort

2011

Tasting Note 

Intense purple colour; Lively and bright nose, developing concentrated aromas of ripe red fruits mixed with vanilla notes.
The palate is surrounded by roundness, aromatic and savoury.Very delicate structure and fine length.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Pressed quail & duck liver, truffle dressed vegetables

Pork rilette with toasted country

**main courses**

Loin of venison with carrot & marmite purée, keema dhal, salt baked carrot and spiced beef puff

Jowl of pork, carrot, apricot and girolles

Roast partridge, endive cooked in grilled oil, red leaves and mashed potato

Roast breast of chicken, truffle creamed potato, and girolles

Château Ramafort

2010

Tasting Note

Intense red trimmed with dark purple hints.
The bouquet developpes smoothly with red berries (wild cherry, blueberry and blackthorn), then melts in spicy and coniferous sents.
The body is harmonious and round, very enjoyable for its sanity tannins and comfortable softness.
Long tasting final with fruity aromas.

Wine and food pairings

**starters**

Clear duck broth with turnip flan and smoked duck

Wild mushroom & truffle ravioli, pea velouté

**main courses**

Crown of anjou squab, confit leg, port & coriander

Veal sweetbread, arabica coffee, pickled walnuts, macadamia nut purée

Grilled fillet of scottish beef, wild mushrooms red wine shallot sauce

Suckling pig, belly & loin, spanish peach, onion & almond purée

Château Ramafort

2009

Tasting Note

Deep, still lusty, ruby color.
Nose of dark berry fruit with a hint of fresh mint.
The palate is ample and the tannins sappy. The aromas of fruit and vanilla are vivid and extend into a finish of sweet spices.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Seared duck foie gras, wild rocket and apricot

Black pudding, lovage velouté, smoked egg yolk pureé

**main courses**

Sauté of calves’ liver with mashed potatoes, caramelised onions & madeira jus

Roast grouse with blackcurrant & beetroot sauce

BBQ beef onglet, white shallot pureé, wild garlic

Roast pigeon, aubergine and lemon balm

Château Ramafort

2008

Tasting Note 

The 2008 vintage is deep in colour, with a violet lustre. The nose is very expressive and well-blended with a flavour of small red fruit, a subtle vanilla, woody hint and a harmonious smoky touch. The first taste is concentrated, and it matures into finely grained, characteristic flavours. The fruity aromas with a pleasant spicy note give continued balance and enhance the tasting experience.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Pressé of guinea fowl with apricot & almonds

Ham hock, lardo, piccalilli & mace

**main courses**

Thinly sliced beef rump, spiced aubergine, red onion, pink firs, garlic and rosemary

Roast guinea fowl, glazed onions, girolles, broad beans and black truffle

Lamb fillet, anchovy cream, dandelion and burdock salsa

Pavé of venison cooked with mugwort,

Château Ramafort

2007

Tasting Note

Beautiful purple colour with bright red tints.
Initially flowery on the nose, evolving to aromas of raspberry and morello cherry with a hint of vanilla.
The texture on the palate is elegant with ripe and precise tannins with a fresh finish.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Rabbit terrine with caper jam

Grilled ox tongue with beetroot and pine nuts

**main courses**

Roast angus beef, yorkshire pudding, potatoes roasted in beef fat, seasonal vegetables

Smoked duck breast, white shallot puree, glazed roscoff

Roast chicken, sprouting broccoli & white onions

Slow cooked lamb with crushed peas and crispy polenta

Château Ramafort

2006

Tasting note 

Beautiful velvety crimson.
The perfumed nose of violet and mild spices lengthens to ripe fruit.
The front of palate is rounded, powerful and balanced. The end of palate is mouth-filling and aromatic, with under-lying tannins that will need another year or two to smooth out.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Pork knuckle terrine with gribiche mayonnaise

Confit lamb breast fritters with apple and mint jelly

**main courses**

Suckling pig, belly & loin, spanish peach, onion & almond purée

Roast beef, bone marrow, roasted carrots, fine bean & foie gras salad, truffle, hazelnut, marrow sauce

Pithivier of duck & pigeon, hispi cabbage, wild mushrooms & truffle jus

Suckling pig, roasted alliums & baby beetroots

Château Ramafort

2005

Tasting note

Profound ruby red in colour, Château Ramafort 2005 is already displaying fine complexity on the nose, in which red berried fruits predominate with whiffs of lime blossom and honeysuckle.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Crisp duck croquette with fried duck egg

Wood pigeon, glazed endives, currants & macadamia

**main courses**

BBQ beef onglet, white shallot pureé, wild garlic

Roast pigeon , aubergine and lemon balm

Dry aged sirloin, dauphinoise and bone marrow

Milk-fed lamb, green peas and mint jelly

Château Ramafort

2004

Tasting note 

Dense ruby to garnet in colour.Concentrated nose of redcurrant, cassis and fern. Menthol notes on swirling.Powerful but rounded palate with fat, lush tannins – a fresh and fruity modern wine that can be drunk fairly young. Ready for drinking 2006-2015

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Miso glazed lamb belly, goat’s curd, sea beet

Confit duck foie gras, cherry, almond and basil

**main courses**

Confit chicken, brassicas & white onions

Roast of pork belly, choucroute, roast potatoes, beetroots & yorkshire pudding

Slow cooked short rib of wagyu beef with roast and pickled celeriac,

Veal sweetbread, black garlic, white shallot purée

Château Ramafort

2003

Tasting note 

Dark ruby in colour lightened just a touch by garnet tints.
The nose is a whirlwind of fruity, floral, spicy, vanilla and toasty notes which stimulate the taste buds.
The palate does not disappoint, gentle yet robust with a range of oaky flavours and a predominantly fruity, lingering finish.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Crown of quail, confit leg, mushroom, madeira

Mandarin, chicken liver parfait & grilled bread

**main courses**

Veal rump, grelot onion, and sage

Roasted pheasant breast, puff pastry case with confit legs, quince compote

Roasted free range guinea fowl breast and confit leg stuffed with leeks, black garlic flavoured anna potatoes

Soy glazed slow cooked duck breast with mushroom ketchup and duck ragout & broad bean tart

Château Ramafort

2002

Tasting note 

Intense ruby colour with garnet hints. A pure and vibrant nose, offering bright black fruits such as blackcurrent and blueberry, mixed with creamy vanilla oak. Palate reflects its richness and elegance, very expressive. The finishing is wrapped with some delightful spices and a fine texture of tannins.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Terrine of rabbit and foie gras, pickled turnip,chutney

Parfait of chicken liver, apple jelly and toasted walnut loaf

**main courses**

Leg of lamb & courgette flower tempura

Buttermilk poached guinea fowl, wild garlic, pickled mushroom, white onion puree

Fallow deer with elderberry, beetroot and kale

Suckling pig, roasted alliums & baby beetroots

Château Ramafort

2001

Tasting note 

The 2001 vintage of Château Ramafort is a beautiful deep purple in colour.
Its complex nose of violets and small berries (bilberry, redcurrant) takes on hazelnut and vanilla notes when swirled.
These aromas are magnified by the velvety tannins and intertwine with liquorice and cinnamon notes in a long, flavoursome finish.

Food and wine pairings

**starters**

Croquettes of suckling pig, fried quail egg, foie gras, pancetta, red pepper mostardo

Pork & pickled onion pie and spiced date purée

**main courses**

Grilled tender rabbit fillets, served on a celeriac fondant, glazed chestnuts and armagnac sauce

Roasted best-end of lamb under a herb crust, served with a lightly spiced shoulder fritter and vegetable bayaldi

Challandais duck roasted with dukkah spices, vegetable tartlet, plum chutney and jus

Braised venison, rösti potato, new season garlic and rainbow chard

Château Ramafort

2000

Tasting note

The 2000 vintage from Château Ramafort is a superb purplish red in colour. The nose has mellow notes of red fruits combined with floral scents; these you’ll find also on the palate, which is extremely elegant thanks to its powerful yet supple tannic structure. Fine length, with tobacco and cherry notes.

Food and wine pairing

**starters**

Roast marrowbone with snails, radish, mace & lovage

Glazed chicken wings, smoked eel, sauteed duck liver, celery and nettle

**main courses**

Iberico pork chop with white pudding, and pickled onion

Roast belly of lamb, pickled cucumber heart, onions, broad beans & rock samphire

Fillet of beef with mushroom ketchup & triple cooked chips

Dry aged sirloin, dauphinoise and bone marrow

Château Ramafort

2023

Press views
& Medals

89-90/100 Points

A fresh and fruity wine with a medium body, fine tannins.

JAMES SUCKLING

91/100 Points

Delicate notes of cassis, dark forest berries, a hint of herbal savouriness, fine nougat.

FALSTAFF

89-91/100 Points

An appealing nose of powdered chalk, cedar, currants and rose petals. The palate has real charm.Great energy and harmonious structure here.

WINEDOCTOR

90/100 Points

A ton of black fruits, this is majoring on dark cherries and damsons, a shot of sweetness through the tannic frame. Edges of raspberry leaf with chalky tannins.

JANE ANSON
Château Ramafort

2022

Press views
& Medals

91 Points

Deep ruby colour, purple reflections, broad brightening on the rim. Tobacco and spice underpinned by dark wild berries, a shy bouquet. Red berryish, medium-bodied, fresh acidity, salty and lemony in the finish, some nougat, still needs time.

FALSTAFF

89-91 Points

Ein gelungener Ramafort und ein sehr typischer Vertreter seiner Appellation.

Adrian van Velsen - vvWine.ch

90 Points

Full of 2022 signature with concentration and swagger, with a ton of Left bank character. A fun wine to look out for.

JANE ANSON

91-92 Points

Very well done for the appellation with berry, walnut and hazelnut character. Medium body. Medium chewy tannins.

JAMES SUCKLING

91 Points

Nice detail and intensity, will be lovely for easy drinking.

DECANTER
Château Ramafort

2020

Press views
& Medals

88/100 Points

refined fruit, discreet spiciness, freshness and ripe tannins, with good length

Markus del Monego MW

90/100 Points

polished, delicate fruit, smooth tannin, nice balance and fine fruity finish.

Izac Litwar

88 Points

Well made and carefully extracted.

DECANTER

90/100 Points

Aromas of ripe berries, cured meat, toasted spices and grilled herbs. Medium-bodied, supple and round-textured with fine tannins and a vivid dark fruit character. Flavorful finish.

 

JAMES SUCKLING

88 Points

Austere power, with red fruits majoring of raspberry and redcurrant, touches of tomato leaf. Careful and enjoyable.

 

JANE ANSON

88-90/100 Points

I think this could evolve into a rather attractively styled Médoc.

Chris Kissack – The WineDoctor

90/100 Points

Blackberries, smoke, cherries and cedar create the perfume.

Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider

92/100 Points

It is an impressive wine; its future is assured.

Wine Enthusiast

89-91/100 Points

Lebensfreude und Charme, Präzision und Charakter. Classic!

Adrian van Velsen - vvWine.ch

89-91/100 Points

Delicate smoky-tobacco, blackberry fruit, a hint of noble wood and nougat.

Peter Moser Falstaff

89 Points

The wine express the notes of juicy/pulpy blackberry.

VertdeVin

GOLD MEDAL

CONCOURS DE BORDEAUX VINS D’AQUITAINE

CONCOURS DES GRANDS VINS DE FRANCE MACON

Château Ramafort

2019

Press views
& Medals

89/100 Points

Enjoyable, deft winemaking. Une belle réussite

DECANTER

92-93 Points

This is very intense for the vintage and this appellation with blackberry and light chocolate character and hints of dried citrus.

JAMES SUCKLING

90/100 Points

Convincing and expressive, with black cherry, black olive and fragranced floral nuances, and a fresh, gravelly lift, should age well for at least a decade.

Kris Kissack – Wine Doctor

89-90/100 Points

There are notes of ripe/pulpy blackcurrant, wild blackberry and more slightly racy minerality combined with fine touches of camphor.

 

VertdeVin

90 Points

A full, generously textured wine that offers touches of wood aging and already delicious blackberry fruits.

Wine Enthusiast

91-93/100 Points

Médoc- Spass garantiert!

Adrian van Velsen - vvWine.ch

GOLD MEDAL

CONCOURS DE BORDEAUX VINS D’AQUITAINE

CONCOURS DES GRANDS VINS DE FRANCE MACON

Château Ramafort

2018

Press views
& Medals

16+/20 Points

Attractive cedary, savoury, berry-fruit aromas. Palate juicy and refined with finely honed tannins. Classic, balanced Médoc without any excess.

Jancis Robinson

90/100 Points

Dark chocolate and black bramble fruit on the nose. Juicy ripe blueberries on palate with very fine pliable tannins and juicy acidity a nutty rounded finish

DECANTER

90-91/100 Points

Solid core of fruit with plum and chocolate character and a medium body, firm tannins and savory finish.

JAMES SUCKLING

91/100 Points

Opens with the scents of red cherry, red plum, black pepper, tobacco and chalk dust fragrance, and a firm tannin-infused finish.

Kris Kissack – Wine Doctor

91/100 Points

Ein klassicher Médoc, der gut reifen kann.

Adrian van Velsen - vvWine.ch

92/100 Points

Rich tannins are polished and smoothly textured, belying the firm backdrop of tannins.

Wine Enthusiast

89/100 Points

Early drinker with loads of easy to like

Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider

91/100 Points

Bereits gut antrinkbar.

Falstaff

90/100 Points

Fine oak integration and a long pure finish.

Andreas Larsson

GOLD MEDAL

CONCOUR FEMINALISTE

Château Ramafort

2016

Press views
& Medals

93-94/100 Points

A tight and solid young wine with blackcurrant, sweet tobacco and mushroom character. Lots of character already. Full body and chewy tannins. Fantastic effort.

James Suckling primeurs

92/100 Points

Its concentration contrasts with the good acidity.

Editors Choice, Wine Enthusiast

*

Guide Hachette 2020

92/100 Points

Sehr gelungener Médoc, wird früh Spass machen, kann reifen.

Adrian Van Velsen- VV Wine primeurs 2016

90/100 points

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Blackcurrant leaf, blackcurrants and discreet spiciness. On the palate well structured, ripe yet firm tannins, sweet fruit and good length.

Markus del Monego

Médaille d’Or

Concours des Grands Vins de France 2018

15.5/20 Points

Dark crimson. A bit chewy and occluded on the nose.

Jancis Robinson

94/100 Points

I find such beautiful aromatic purity here, filled with darkly roasted cherry and spiced plum fruit, with a cocoa-bean and coffee wrapping.

Kris Kissack – Wine Doctor

92/100 Points

Wirkt schon fast zugänglich, sehr gut gelungen.

Falstaff
Château Ramafort

2015

Press views
& Medals

90-91/100 Points

‘‘A red with pretty berry, shaved-chocolate and currant character. Medium to full body with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Nicely done for the vintage.’’

James Suckling

16/20 Points

‘‘Blackcurrant juice, soft tannin, bright acid. Tangy and fresh, but rather elegant in the middle. Finishes with a bit of smoky scent.’’

Jancis Robinson

Médaille d’Or Concours de Lyon 2018

Médaille d’Or  Feminalise 2018

Château Ramafort

2014

Press views
& Medals

89/100 Points

This is lovely, showcasing the rich, toasty, smoky side of an oaked wine without being too much. A very attractive and classically styled Médoc showing menthol and cassis notes, while the smokiness softens the edges. Good value cru bourgeois. Release date maybe in 2021, as they hold the wines back here.

Decanter Jane Anson Décembre 2017

89-90/100 Points

A bright and fruity red with blackberry and blueberry character. Medium mid-palate but should fill- in nicely.

Jamessuckling.com primeurs 2015 Avril 2016

17/20 Points

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. (RH) 13% Drink 2018-2025

Jancisrobinson.com Crus Bourgeois 2015 03/10/17

90/100 Points

Andy Howard MW

Médailles d’Or

Concours des Grands Vins de France 2018

Château Ramafort

2013

Press views
& Medals

86-89/100 Points

Shows good energy, with a briary note up front, accented by fresh star anise and black cherry notes. Features modest grip and fresh acidity through the finish.

Wine spectator James Molesworth

87/100Points

An elegant, polished wine for 2013, shows its Rothschild heritage.

Drink: 2017-2022

Steven Spurrier Decanter Decanter primeurs 2013

Médaille d’Or Citadelles du Vin 2019

Château Ramafort

2012

Press views
& Medals

87/100 Points

Robe soutenue, reflets d’évolution. Nez boisé grillé fin, sur fond de fruits confiturés (prune, cerise, cassis). Bouche épanouie, bien équilibrée. On apprécie la franchise de ses parfums aidée par des tanins fondus. Typé, à servir sur une pièce de bœuf.

Gilbert & Gaillard Mai 2016

Médaille d’Or Citadelles du Vin 2017

Médaille d’Argent Concours de Lyon 2017

Château Ramafort

2011

Press views
& Medals

16/20 Points

La Cardonne stablemate. Particularly dark crimson. Decidedly savoury nose, almost as though there were a hint of syrah in here. Firm structure but with a decent amount of flesh in the middle. Outperforms its appellation.  Drink 2016-2023

Jancis Robinson

Médaille d’Or Challenge international du vin Blaye 2016

Médaille d’Argent Medal Concours mondial Bruxelles 2015

Château Ramafort

2010

Press views
& Medals

15/20 Points

Recht elegant, frisch und fruchtig, herbes, leicht flockiges Tannin. 2017 bis 2024.

Vinum primeurs 2010

Médaille d’Or Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2014

Médaille d’Or Berliner Wein Trophy 2015

 

Genussmagazin Selection avril 2014
Château Ramafort

2009

Press views
& Medals

16/20 Points

***

Good fleshy wine, elegant supple Médoc with depth. Drink 2012-2016

Decanter.com Avril 2010

87-90 Points

Crushed blueberries and blackberries on the nose follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Interesting wine. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. —J.S.

Wine Spectator.com Avril 2010

16/20 Points

Reserved cassis, cocoa and herbaceous aromas. Highly refreshing with good pure and lush fruit with grainy tannins. Made in a modern crunchy style. 2011-2014

Decanter Février 2011

Médaille d’Argent Concours des Grands Vins de France 2011

Château Ramafort

2008

Press views
& Medals

Médaille d’Argent Challenge international du vin Blaye 2012

Médaille d’Argent Medal Citadelles du Vin 2016

Château Ramafort

2007

Press views
& Medals

***

Decanter.com primeurs 2007

16/20 Points

Superbe, elegante Textur, präzis gearbeitetes Tannin, frisches Finale; hervorragend und eine Klasse besser als “en Primeur”. 2012 bis 2018.

Vinum Bordeaux 2007 Mars 2010

Médaille d’Or Concours des Grands Vins de France 2010

Château Ramafort

2006

Press views
& Medals

*

Issu d’une belle unité de 125 ha, ce vin mi-merlot mi-cabernet-sauvignon n’a rien de confidentiel. Cela ne donne que plus d’intérêt à sa personnalité. Celle-ci apparaît d’emblée dans sa teinte rubis sombre aux reflets tuilés, avant d’être prolongée par un nez montant, épicé et mentholé. L’équilibre en bouche entre le bois, l’alcool et les tanins vient confirmer la qualité. Tout est en place pour tirer profit d’un séjour en cave de quatre ou cinq ans.

Guide Hachette 2010

16/20 Points

*** Good colour, floral and fragrant Medoc with ripe Cabernet Sauvignon to the fore, fine classic Medoc. 2010-2016.

Decanter.com Primeurs 2007
Château Ramafort

2005

Press views
& Medals

88/100 Points

Belle robe assez soutenue, encore jeune. Au nez un fruit plaisant, relayé d’élégantes touches

Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2011

A silky, fruity red with lots of plum and berry character. Medium finish. Fine tannins.-J.S.

Wine spectator.com primeurs 2005
Château Ramafort

2004

Press views
& Medals

16/20 points

***

Fine deep colour, smooth ripe Cabernet/Merlot fruit, attractive and well balanced. Drink 2007-2013.

Decanter.com primeurs 2004

16/20 Points

Sehr dunkles Rubin-Granat. Offenes Bouquet, gewisser, leicht unterreifer Schalenton, waldiger Terroirton, tintige Würze im satten, sanft kapselig wirkenden Extrakt, kühl im Finale, aber mit guten Anlagen, kann noch zulegen. 2009-2018

Wein Wisser – 3 Mars 2005

“Nous avons beaucoup aimé”.

Très beau fruit en attaque et tanins équilibrés en bouche. Beau vin classique et droit.

Revue du Vin de France – Juin 2005

Médaille d’Or Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2006

Guide Hachette 2008
Château Ramafort

2003

Press views
& Medals

88/100 Points

Flower, plum and berry charcter follow through to a full-bodied palate, with supersilky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Best after 2006. 7,080 cases made.- JS

Wine Spectator – Mars 31, 2006

Une étoile

Issu d’un cru appartenant au vaste ensemble (de 125 ha) constitué par les vignobles CGR, ce vin commence gentiment à affiner sa personnalité. Tant par ses arômes aux notes fruitées, florales épicées, vanillées et grillées, que par ses fins tanins. Ronds et gras, ces derniers s’accordent avec la douceur de l’ensemble pour laisser envisager une belle bouteille d’ici trois à quatre ans.

Guide Hachette 2007

Médaille d’Or Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2006

Médaille d’OR Vinalies internationales 2009

Wine Spectator 2006
Château Ramafort

2002

Press views
& Medals

16/20 Points

Mittleres Granat. Delikates, parfümiertes Bouquet, feine Veilchentöne, rote Kirschen anzeigend. Im Gaumen mittelgewichtig, recht feine Tannine, auf einen möglichen Frühcharme hinweisend, mit einem sehr fruchtigen Maulbeerton endend.  2006-2014

Wein Wisser – 3 Mars 2005

*** Lovely extract, fine and ripe, firm, smooth tannins, potential for a gentle, harmonious wine. Drink 2006-2010

Decanter.com primeurs 2002

Médaille d’Or Concours des grands vins de France (Macon) 2005

Château Ramafort

2001

Press views
& Medals

16/20 Points

Bien épicé au nez, bouche souple, garnie, tanins moelleux, log, bien construit.

Le Point primeurs 2001

16/20 Points

Mittleres Granat, rubiner Rand. Intensives Bouquet mit nussigen Noten und einem gewissen Zimtschimmer, dahinter fleischige Töne. Saftiger Gaumen, muskulös, recht dichtes Extrakt, blaubeerige Frucht, prägnant wirkende Gerbstoffe, die gerbige Zunge dominierend. 2008- 2016

Wein Wisser – 3 Mars 2005

88/100 Points

Robe soutenue, rouge franc légèrement évolué. Nez de fruits mûrs évoluant vers le sous- bois, des notes de fougères. La bouche a conservé une très belle harmonie, les tanins sont fondus et les arômes montrent encore une agréable fraîcheur réglissée.

Guide Gilbert&Gaillard 2009
Château Ramafort

2000

Press views
& Medals

***Recommended

Rich, complex, spicy oak and jammy fruit. Full, fleshy, creamy flavours, dark fruits and underlying classy oak tone, complete. 2-5 years. (MB)

Decanter Juillet 2003

****(très bon)

Le nez exprime des notes fondus de fruits rouge et des nuances florales que l’on retrouve dans une bouche chaleureuse, ample, charnue, ronde et harmonieuse.

La Revue du vin de France « Dossier Bordeaux 1999& 2000 » – Septembre 2002

90/100 Points

Tobacco, cedar and berry character. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Delicious red. Lovely balance. Drink now through 2006. 12 500 cases made. — J.S.

Wine spectator online – 10/3/03- Wine Spectator 31 Mars 2003

* (vin très réussi)

Ce vin présente une silhouette élancée mais bien constituée, avec des tanins fins et arrondis qui s’harmonisent heureusement avec le bouquet. Commençant à s’éveiller, celui-ci associe les notes fruitées et florales aux épices et à la vanille. Le tout laisse le souvenir d’un ensemble d’une agréable douceur.

Guide Hachette sélection 2004 Septembre 2003