Château Leydet-Valentin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2020

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This is a modern, fruit-forward, and incredibly delicious style of Saint-Émilion Grand Cru.

The vineyard is located north of the village of Saint-Émilion, near Pomerol. It’s right beside Château Figeac, one of Bordeaux’s most iconic (and expensive) wines.

Frédéric uses a higher proportion of Cabernet Franc (19%) than most Saint-Émilion wines. This results in a fresher, brighter style of Bordeaux. Medium and light-toasted barrels further enhance this style.

My friend in France, who runs a wine club in Toulouse, has been a big fan of Frédéric and his wine for years. So when I met her at Wine Paris and told her I was looking for a good Bordeaux for my customers, she reached straight for this bottle.

And it’s everything you look for in a good Saint-Émilion. The nose is intense and dark, with lovely refined oak. On the palate, it’s broad, smooth and elegant, with good structure and length.

It’s just begging for something roasted and beefy on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Wine type Red
Grape(s) 81% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc
Country France
Region of origin Bordeaux
Appellation AOP Saint Emilion Grand Cru
Vintage 2020
Alcohol % 14.5%
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 13 months
Type of Oak French Oak
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 40 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 18
Soil type(s) Clay and limestone, sand over iron oxide subsoil.
Closure Type Cork
Is this wine organic? Yes
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? No
Ageing potential 12 years
Ideal drinking window 2023-2032
Grilled beef meat or stew or roast poultry  / cheese / chocolate cake

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Michael Madden (Dublin)

Lovely supple red. Very smooth and well balanced.

Noel (Portlaoise)
Excellent and will improve with time

With a superb waygu blue rare strip loin !

Thank you Noel! That sounds like a great match! Cheers Eamon

John @ Cork (Cork)
Elegant St Emilion

Excellent Bordeaux, very smooth, good taste in the mouth, it may lack a bit of longevity in the after taste, but that's a small quible

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