Merlot, Cabernet Franc
150cl * 13.5% ABV * Saint Georges Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux
Rob Maculloch MW writes: 'A very evocative and distinct pure raspberry aroma, with just a hint of background oak, evolves into similarly dense palate flavours of sweeter raspberry and more savoury black olive tapenade. These flavours simply linger, as well as showing developing, complex mineral elements as the flavours finally fade, all the while being supported by firm, full, finely-textured tannins. As a young Right Bank Bordeaux, this is unmistakably characteristic of the region, whilst at the same time being a highly individual, beautifully crafted wine too.
'There’s a density and weight of flavour within the wine and tannins that points to low yields, care and attention and craftsmanship, all of which suggest this wine will continue to develop seamlessly. Whilst densely-flavoured, neither the grip of tannins, nor the traditional Bordelaise oak component, are overt or unbalanced: they merely exist to complement and support the weight of fruit. For a two years old wine, this holds a rich future.'
We're very excited to have this utterly delicious Saint Emilion on our shelves. When we tasted it, it knocked the socks of rival bottles at the same price - plus it comes in smart wooden cases of six, making it perfect for the connoisseur and collector. Although it's drinking beautifully now it will age well for several years. Note that the 'George' in 'Cap St George' has no 's' - this is in recognition of the English form of the name and the wealthy time when the estate was under the British Crown.... so says the owner!