2016 St. Emilion
We have benefitted from two great back to back (2015,2016) vintages in Bordeaux these past few years. There have been some great wines come through in all price points as quality has been at an all time high! There are times when we are evaluating wines to bring into the shop that one wine just blows us away. Nothing has to be said as everyone nods their head immediately in approval. This is one of those.
We were surprised not to find any ratings whatsoever on this Bordeaux. No ratings should not discourage anyone from purchasing this wine as it gets our highest endorsement. I had this wine open for three days and on the third day it was still vibrant and full of flavor! That is remarkable for a Bordeaux at this price point. However, when you find out who is behind this property it all starts making a lot more sense.
Domaine Clarence Dillon owns, within a family company, some of the most worldwide prestigious estates: Château Haut-Brion (an 1855 Premier Grand Cru Classé), Château La Mission Haut-Brion (Grand Cru Classé de Graves), Château Quintus (Saint-Emilion Grand Cru) and Clarendelle.You think they might know what they are doing?
This has the quality of a Bordeaux at twice the price! Don't miss it! Drinks well now and should drink well over the next 10-15 years.
See you soon!