Together with Pomerol, Saint-Emilion belongs to the most famous and popular appellations on the right river bank of the Gironde. As in Graves, Saint-Emilion has its own classification of the wines produced in this area, updated approximately every ten years, the last time in 2012.
Among the grape varieties, which are permitted within the appellation, are Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Hereby Merlot is dominating by far, usually partnered with Cabernet Franc (known here as ‘Bouchet’). Cabernet Sauvignon is less common in the cool soils of Saint-Emilion and only produces wines of reliable quality when planted in very specific areas.
The fill levels are excellent (Into Neck - High Fill), labels and capsules are in perfect condition. In places the labels with small blemishes. The wooden boxes, too, are in a good condition.
An elegant, pure wine with plenty of berry fruit intermixed with some dusty, earthy notes, a hint of truffle, roasted herbs, and copious sweet cherry and black currant fruit, this medium-bodied, well-made, pure wine should drink nicely for another 5-6 years at the minimum.