2016 EP Clos de Bouard, Montagne St Emilion

Deep ruby; tight, pink rim.

On nose, ripe and dry, dark fruited; licoriced, with tones of lead pencils and tobacco (cold soaking, oak fermentation, 18 to 24 months’ oak ageing; 50% old oak 50% new).

On palate, tannic with taut acidity; linear with tension. Mineral finish. Disjointed and suppressed at the moment, it is obviously a wine that will need time to show colours. WA93; JS94.

Quite complex(66% Merlot , 24% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) and intense(vines are old as they are on average, 35 years of age, and may have very old vines that range from 60 to 70 years of age; clayey and limestone), this wine may be traditional to a great extent for some.

Why this wine may attract?

  1. Could age gracefully, may be with interesting results

  2. Prestigious neighbours, including Croix de Labrie , Fleur Cardinale , Fombrauge , Rocheyron , Troplong Mondot and Valadraud , so may increase value over time

  3. Made by the famous Brouards making the GCC Premier A Angelus .

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