Chateau La Perriere Lussac St Emilion 2015
A special cuvee hand-picked from selected plots of old vine Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
A gold medal winner at the Concours Mondial....and yes I am normally quite suspicious of these. On first taste I liked the wine just enough...but not overly. It is quite powerful at 14.5%. I could see why it had impressed at a wine competition, as it had big fruit, quite big body and was sort of a bully of a wine. But not really what I normally like. I left it on the kitchen top for a few days and forgot about it. How clever, as it was when I went back to it that it clicked. The alcohol and the fruit had had time to knit and it was delicious...so would definitely keep for a fair few years, but if drunk now needs 2-3 hours to breath.