Appellation St Emillion Grand Cru
Vine Age 45 Years
Soil Type Sandy, gravel soil from the Quaternary period.
Sizes Available 750 mL
Food Pairing Red meat, hearty sauces or rich cheeses
Vinification Traditional vinification in concrete tanks, 12 months aging in new oak barrels
Tasting Notes Moderately dense very dark red with brick. The nose conveys the ripeness of the vintage and is just opening, revealing warmth and moderate substance. There is budding complexity: dark plummy fruit, balsamic accents, and a trace of barnyard. This Right Bank wine has a soft, polished feel in the mouth and is medium- to full-bodied with toasty and dusty notes in the finish. Well-integrated acidity and soft tannins become apparent at the end. This is a typical and satisfying Saint-Emilion with a somewhat old-school profile. The wine’s softness makes it approachable now, but it stands to develop until 2018/2020. - RB