L'Eclat de Valentin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2018

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Frédéric makes 30 barrels in total of Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. For this wine, L'Eclat, he takes his top 10 barrels which come from older vines, which are over 60 years old.

The barrels are mostly new oak, and the wine is aged in them for 18 months before bottling.

The blend is 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Franc - you get a dark, rich and savoury nose, and a structured, broad and juicy palate. There’s lovely bright aromatics from the Cab Franc - but this is a serious Bordeaux.

This is your chance to taste a top Saint-Émilion Grand Cru from a great vintage, which is drinking well now and will continue to age if you want to lay it down.

Wine type Red
Grape(s) 58% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Franc
Country France
Region of origin Bordeaux
Appellation AOP Saint Emilion Grand Cru
Vintage 2015
Alcohol % 14.5%
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 18 months
Type of Oak French Oak
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 60 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  15 years
Ideal drinking window 2018-2030
Grilled beef meat or game / meat stew / cheese

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