23 Mar Saint Emilion Stunners
Saint Emilion is a star of Right Bank Bordeaux, offering up gorgeous Merlot blends of the finest quality. These two beauties are perfectly balanced and with some bottle age, they’re ready to drink now. As a bonus, we’re offering the Bois-Tiffray from Lussac-Saint-Emilion, the village directly next to Saint Emilion, for a serious bargain.
2011 L’Envol de Sansonnet, Saint Emilion
On Sale $22.99
Deep, opaque ruby color. The nose is awesome…..almost pungent with notes of spices, roasted coffee beans with dark berry and plum. Braod, rich tannin on the palate, this full-bodied Saint-Emilion opens up impressively, with classic right bank black fruit, black pepper and spice flavors. I was particularly impressed with the balance of tannin and lingering fruit. Decant if drinking now, or lay down for a few years.
2007 Chateau Petit Faurie de Soutard, Saint Emilion
On Sale $34.99
Garnet red in color with brick red highlights at the edge. This is a rock solid, mature Bordeaux. The youthful aromatics are begging to give way to mature notes of espresso, dark chocolate and rose petal. 2007 was by no means a legendary vintage for Bordeaux but this is a real sleeper. This is exceptional right now and can even age for a few more years if you’d like.
2011 Chateau Bois-Tiffray, Lussac Saint Emilion
On Sale $12.99
This smooth, fruity, medium-bodied bargain offers a lot of drinking pleasure at a very modest price. The Merlot brings a bright, fruity flavor profile with notes of cherry and tobacco, while the Cabernet Franc brings complementary herbal notes and adds structure.