It’s bold, medium soft, dry, and very smooth. There is a lot of complexity here. Supple and well balanced.
Some of the reviews think that this is still pretty young. That may be the case, but I wasn’t about to stow it away in the dungeon for 10 years. I just may go back and grab one to put down. I need to come back to this when I have a much more experienced palate to really understand and appreciate what’s going on with this wine.
We had it with dinner, but I suspect that it would be better appreciated if you are enjoying by itself with friends.
This is made predominantly from Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Saint-Émilion wines tend to have a rich, mouth-drying tannic structure, but in this case we have small amounts of Carménère, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot balancing out the blend.
An under the radar Estate that should be snapped up before it gathers more attention and the price starts to rise.
Vieux Chateau des Combes 2015