Thursday, June 09, 2016

MENU's Wine of the week Chateau Clos des Prince, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2012

This was tasted by Lynne at a blind tasting at Vinexpo in Hong Kong. It made her remember why she loves Saint-Émilion. It is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Silky soft, juicy, elegant with beautiful fruit, full of dark cherries with minerality and toast. Ready to drink now, but it has got the backbone to last too. I know many of us don't get opportunities to taste wines like this, but just in case you have access to some, do add this to your list. Tim Atkin gave this vintage 91. Among the higher priced wines from Saint-Émilion. 
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2016
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