Château de Pressac – 2012 – Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé

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Very deep and inky colour, still appearing youthful with coloured legs and a deep ruby purple core. Fine nose, expressive here with some roasted wood, roasted coffee, but really fine wood; finely toasted notes with a dark fruity character of wild berries with blackberry, some floral hints and fine spices. Very nice, good weight here, dense fruit, good level of concentration. There’s a good deal of tannin here but I think that they’re really nicely grainy, well-integrated. Vibrant freshness as well. Oak is less noticeable on the palate, it just adds some finely roasted notes like coffee beans. Good quality tannin, the aftertaste is quite long and lingering; there’s a very fine mild spiciness, combining that roasted oak with that wild berry fruit character. Still youthful, but with a slight hint of complexity; doubtlessly a wine that should develop really well for quite a long time.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.