Organic Grand Cru Saint Emilion

IMG_3527The Ouzoulias family have been making Saint Emilion wine for generations. Their top wine is organic (AB certified) and the 2005 is beginning to show the huge potential of natural viticulture coupled with an enviable position on the village’s limestone plateaux.  2005 produced lakes of great Bordeaux wines but few remain with an affordable price tag like this one…

Château Franc-Pourret 2005 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

A bright carmine robe, medium weight, cerise highlights… so far so good.  First impressions come from a rich blackcurrant fruit and the perfume of violets; next, a wild sandalwood backbone and a hint of something minty.  Firm and juicy but delicate with a long finish on the fruit and a touch of vanilla.  Still way too young but should mature into an elegant, gracious old age.

Photo025For details on staying at Château Franc-Pourret click here…

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