2006 Les Valentines Grand Cru, Saint-Émilion
Stéphane Derenoncourt's Right Bank expertise is on full display with this elegant Merlot-based wine. The captivating nose of fresh, dusty raspberry leads to cooking spices and underbrush as the wine aerates. The palate shows its Grand Cru breed with an opulent velvety texture and flavors of black cherry, herbs, and gravel. A striking chocolate note resonates through the finish with subtle spice nuances coming from the blend's dash of Cabernet Franc. A voluptuous Bordeaux with a great cellar life ahead of it.
Release Price $70 - Total Cases: 320