Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion is one of the smallest appellations in Bordeaux - less than 20 estates - and one of the oldest wine areas in France. As a result these wines are pretty confidential! The vineyards enjoy significant elevation and slopes, a very nice environment for quality wines. Château Macquin was a great discovery to us - and probably the best value wine in this week's selection. Boasting an intense nose with blackcurrant, raspberry and cinnamon notes, this is a supple and concentrated wine with ripe, silky tanins. A top pick for this kind of price!
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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Dry Red wine
20% Cabernet Sauvignon
from now to 2022
1 hour before, ideally decanted
Beef lasagna, veal escalope
Clay & limestone
45 years old
12 months in oak barrel for 1/3rd of the wine
|What experts say|
Gold Medal at Concours Général Agricole de Paris
89/100 "This has a dark, dense core of bramble, currant paste and fig preserves, all framed by lively roasted apple wood and anise notes. The racy finish showcases the graphite edge of the vintage. Drink now through 2019. – JM"
87/100 "Ripe fruit, sweet tannins and soft texture mark this wine. It's full, ripe and lightly structured. An attractive wine for its black fruit and forward character." (previous vintage)
Going up in the range, let's now switch to the "Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé" and the 2011 vintage - perfect to drink now. Fonroque is an all-time classic, the estate where the Moueix family started it all - they now own Château Petrus and over 10 other estates in Bordeaux. The family has always been dedicated to Château Fonroque and invested a lot into...
Château Austerlitz is a very typical wine from Saint-Emilion, made from a majority of Merlot and offering flavours of red fruit and spices. Its surroundings of classified growth estates ensures a great terroir, hence a good quality for a very accessible price. An easy-going wine made to drink young, perfect for any friend showing up unexpectedly!
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