Named after Jean Francois Julien’s daughter, Mathilde is a cuvee made from old vines on a tiny parcel at Chateau La Fleur Morange’s small vineyard. Gorgeous, luscious and multi dimensional, the 2010 Mathilde is approachable on every level and is a credit to its maker. It’s a remarkable wine. This little vineyard is not only attracting awards but is also record breaking – it’s rise to fame has been meteoric since we introduced it to the UK.
The vineyard sits in Saint Pey d’Armens and is peppered with 100+ year old vines. Unique in Saint Emilion, the soil is the same iron rich clay that produces world famous Chateau Petrus across the border in Pomerol. That said, Mathilde is fairly priced and you would be hard put to find a better Saint Emilion for your money.
The 2010 vintage pairs wonderfully well with steak and roast beef, lamb shank and pork or duck flavoured with black pepper, mustard, rosemary, honey or garlic. It’s also good with rich casseroles, spicy dishes such as Jambalya, savoury Asian cuisine based on soy sauce and smoked cheese.
Robert Parker 93 points.
The 2010 Mathilde is 100% Merlot in 2010, and the alcohol is at 15%. The wine is a blockbuster, a delicious, hedonistic St.-Emilion fruit bomb with loads of blackberry, raspberry, black currant and cherry notes intermixed with some cedar wood, forest floor and a touch of toast. The interesting thing about Mathilde is that it is bottled and put on the market much earlier than most of the serious wines of Bordeaux. The Mathilde is probably best consumed in its first decade of life.
Learn more about Mathilde and La Fleur Morange on Nicks Blog: Chateau La Fleur Morange – how an extra was cast as the star