ST ESTÈPHE CRU BOURGEOIS 2015
Nose: Rich black fruits
Palate: Long, round, sappy palate developing aromas of Morello cherry, blackcurrant and a pleasant sweetness on the finish
Food Pairing: Lamb, red meats, cheese, truffle, chocolate.
About the wine: Despite all of the surprises, fears and doubts, 2015 turned out to be a remarkable vintage. The growing cycle took place in perfect conditions up until some extremely dry weather in July, leading to worries over low yields. The rain and associated fungal diseases that are usually feared turned out to work for the best from mid-July to mid-September, enabling the vine to reach optimum ripeness levels. The wines are distinctive and exceptionally precise yet also dense and restrained. Reminiscent of the extremely dense yet ethereal Bordeaux’s of the 1980s, with an excellent aging potential yet able to be enjoyed in their youth
Country: AOC Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France
Grape Variety: 51% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
JamesSuckling.com: 90 POINTS