Bordeaux has many expressions. For Saint-Émilion it’s the ability for longevity in the wines. True, most wines are made to drink now, and then there are wines like Les Cadrans, which have the ability to be enjoyed now, or held on to for several years. The 2016 offers soft and subtle fruit of blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, and like traditional Bordeaux, it holds back the expressive nature and allows it to work with food and to be a companion to whatever meal you might be having. There are notes of black cherry, cranberry, spice and violet, expressing its silky Merlot character. Rich and round on the palate, with a touch of well-integrated oak and fine-grained tannins, Les Cadrans is mainly Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc and aged 10 months in new French oak. A celebration of Old World Merlot, this Saint-Émilion can be enjoyed now and over the next 10 years.
ORIGIN: Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux
PRICE: $30 /750 ml
SCORE: 90 POINTS