Chateau Villemaurine - Bordeaux - St Emilion Grand Cru - 1979 - 750 ml
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
Chateau Villemaurine, a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe, is experiencing a veritable renaissance. Fully aware of the care and respect required to restore a work of art, the Onclin family implemented a major upgrading programme to reveal the superb character of their terroir and to prepare the estate to receive visitors with a new ageing cellar and vat room, as well as renovating the underground cellars in a former quarry.
The vineyard, located on the Saint-Emilion clay-limestone plateau, is currently planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
Justin Onclin's philosophy combines great respect for the terroir and an emphasis on excellence. Chateau Villemaurine has a remarkably long aftertaste, mineral overtnes, and elegance, consistently expressing the subtle qualities of the best wines of Saint-Emilion, in keeping with an outstanding terroir.
Recorked year 2018
Red brick color, light. Intense nose, cooked fruit, a little more vegetal.
Taste quite ample and fine. Long finish quite firm.
Should be open 3 to 4h before serving with a 30min decanting just before pouring.
From: France, Bordeaux, Saint Emilion Grand Cru
Variety: Proprietary Blend