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?
Could age gracefully, may be with interesting results
Prestigious neighbours, including Croix de Labrie , Fleur Cardinale , Fombrauge , Rocheyron , Troplong Mondot and Valadraud , so may increase value over time
Made by the famous Brouards making the GCC Premier A Angelus .