2016 Chateau de Lescours, Saint-Emilion, France (750ml)
Under the Chariol family’s guardianship, Château de Lescours has emerged as one of Saint-Émilion’s finest Grand Crus. The 2016 Château de Lescours Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, a blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, embodies all the attributes that have made Saint-Émilion Bordeaux’s most popular red wine: an enticingly deep purple color, haunting aromatics, and an abundance of ripe berry and plum fruit all beautifully wrapped in healthy ripe tannins, which provide energy and structure without searing the mouth or throat. Complex, opulent, and focused, this full-bodied wine evolves slowly in the glass, revealing something new and interesting with every sip and for hours on end – that is if you can muster the discipline not to consume it straight away. For optimal enjoyment, we suggest affording the 2016 Château de Lescours Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 30 minutes or more of aeration before consuming at cool room temperature (58°-62° F). Anticipated maturity: 2021-2030. Enjoy!
This is a ripe, perfumed wine. Aged in wood, it is full bodied, rich, complex and packed with black-plum flavors. The tannins are almost soft enough and this wine should be ready from 2021.
- Wine Enthusiast, 93 pts.
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