Signature Saint-Émilion with classic oak flavours
Generous and fruity, this beautifully balanced wine offers flavours of black cherries, berries and plums. Full-Bodied and well integrated oak flavours of vanilla, tobacco and cedar with nuances of liquorice and thyme. Savoury and delicious. - - - -
- 90 Points Robert Parker (Mar 2017)
- 16.5 Jancis Robinson (Mar 2015)
- 93 Decanter (Oct 2019)
- 16 Months in Oak
Food Pairing: With this elegant yet powerful Saint-Émilion drinking beautifully right now you really are spoiled for choice as what to pair with it. Locals will tell you that the classic Entrecôte à la Bordelaise is the best dish with Saint-Emilion wines; perfectly cooked rib of beef with the red wine and shallot sauce. Other classics such as rack of lamb or roast chicken will work fantastically well. You can also afford to go with heavy, rich sauces. This wine can handle them!
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
This beautiful property in Saint Émilion is very much a family affair. It was bought in 2001 by Dominique and Florence Decoster after Dominique decided it was time for a change and sold the businesses that he owned including one making porcelain in Limoges that he had run for 27 years. In the last decade they have been joined by son Ludovic who manages the estate and his wife Caroline who looks after sales and marketing.
As soon as they had bought it the Decosters set about improvements seeking the help of expert consultants including neighbour, the famous ‘garagiste’ winemaker and consultant Jean-Luc Thunevin of Chateau Valandraud. Changes including uprooting some underperforming vines, reduces yields of the remaining ones and creating a new winery with modern equipment that would allow them to vinify each parcel separately to reveal the estate’s qualities in detail. The reward was promotion to the status of Saint Émilion Grand Cru in 2006, confirmed again in 2012. Read More