Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France. 13.5%
Wonderful rich absolutely Right Bank aromas, fresh, with new oak but not obtrusive. This is a classy St Emilion that may one day taste as good as it smells. Today it’s good but the palate is more raw and closed than the wonderful nose. Not that there is a lot to complain about. Rich but fine, gentle ripe tannins and good structure. Should drink very well in 3-5 years, say 2010 onwards, but still enjoyable earlier if you have to.
I seldom drink Right Bank wines, the best are rarely good value. This was recommended by a friend.