Celebrating a vacation break with #stemiliongrandcru . Purchased directly from the charming owner/proprietor Guy-Petrus Lignac who took us on a tour of his historic Château and cave in summer of 2018. Now after a full decade of laying down it was a good time to open it. After a solid 2 hours to open up, it presents a luxuriant aroma of cassis liqueur, stewed plums, a touch of tobacco and leather. Classic earthy #rightbankbordeaux character on the palate, soft rich dark fruit backed by firm tannins that build in your mouth. Easily 20+ years of cellar time could await this wine but it paired wonderfully with burgers. — a month ago
Black cherries, blueberries, vanilla, oak, dried sage, dark chocolate, full-bodied Merlot-based, right bank Bordeaux. Smooth tannins and great versatility. Vintage 2016. So delish! Oui, s'il vous plaît!
#chateaufleurcardinale #merlotblend #rightbankbordeaux #stemiliongrandcru #oldworldwine — a year ago
Deep ruby color medium(+) aromas and flavors ripe red fruit and tart black fruit (red currants, cranberries, red tart plums, black cherries and plums) secondary aromas of pencil shavings, cedar and cocoa powder. Light balsamic aromas and flavors. Medium body medium acidity, medium(+) fine grained tannin and medium(+) finish. It is a good compromise between a traditional #saintemilion #stemilion #stemiliongrandcru and a more modern, riper contemporary approach. — 4 months ago
I was writing a long and detailed tasting note, but I got distracted and @Delectable Wine deleted your tasting notes when the app refreshes. So suffice it to say that it’s got medium(+) intensity aromas and flavors and the tannins are ripe medium(+) tannins. Smooth and with plenty of complexity to drink and think. #stemiliongrandcru #stemilion #bordeaux #merlot #cabernetfranc — 6 months ago