Chateau Fleur de Lisse Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2016
Ah, yeeeah. Let’s take stock here:
This is a freakin’ rock star of a Grand Cru Bordeaux wine. Insanely good at this price.
2016 vintage. We’ve been yelling and wildly gesticulating verbally about this Bordeaux vintage for a long time. Taste it yourself. You’ll wish you bought more.
Chateau Fleur de Lisse in this incredible vintage was crafted under the aegis of Jean Claude Berrouet (consultant winemaker for Chateau Petrus).
45-year old vines, organic/biodynamic farming.
UM...the crazy, wicked-rad price?
Yes --- St. Emilion in this kind of price range, with this sexy profile, silky, toasty, sweet smoky, lush goodness comes around but a few times a year, with any luck at all. $29???! C’mon!
Deep, rich, ripe red berries, sweet woodsmoke, black currants, violets, lavender, just lovely balance. Terrifically great now, but will only get better over the next 5 years. BUT!! BUT, BUT….we have but a few cases that just came off the truck direct from France...PLEASE act lickety-split quick to snag what you can! That’s all we’ll say…! So good!
Technical DetailsCountry: France
Appellation: St. Emilion
Blend: 50% Cabernet Franc - 49% Merlot – 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Right Bank Bordeaux Blend
Vineyard: The soils are clay and limestone with a higher percentage of limestone in the hilly areas.
Winemaker: Jean Claude Berrouet
Aging/Cooperage: Each parcel of grapes was picked and vinified separately. The estate uses two press wines which were again vinified separately in temperature-controlled vats. The wine was aged in oak barriques for 18 months in 22% new oak.
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