Yesterday I posted a photo of four vintage wines, one of which was opened Wednesday evening. I asked my friend to randomly select a bottle…and this is what he chose.
With a little effort, the cork came out. The color was brick red with a very subtle berry aroma, which was encouraging. Surprisingly, the wine still had structure and was very drinkable. Throughout the evening, a mild fruit essence, fennel and spice became more pronounced on the palate. There was very little sediment for a wine of this age. Needless to say, the bottle was fully consumed! http://www.dassaultwineestates.com
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru wines are produced with tighter production restrictions than regular Saint-Emilion wines. The intention behind this is to improve quality, and to distinguish the area's finer wines from the more everyday wines. This applies to other Grand Cru appellations as well.
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