2016 EP Chateau de Pressec, Grand Cru Classe St. Emilion
Deep purple; tight, pink rim. With intense, ripe dark fruits, it oozes tones of sweet and spice oak. A well made Grand Cru Classes St. Emilion, the fruits are focused and taste long on plate, tannins elegant and finely extracted. Composition is 66% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the remainder made up of Malbec and Carmenère. Having tasted this wine from its museum vintage including 1966, this 2016 lasts for a decade.
James Suckling - "This is really fantastic in 2016 with beautiful balance and depth of fruit. Focused and tight palate. Full-bodied and super long. Wonderful. Barrel Sample: 95-96 Points"
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "The 2016 de Pressac is a big, enticing wine. Ample and dramatic in feel, the 2016 possesses notable richness and sumptuousness in all of its dimensions. An exotic mélange of black berry jam, chocolate, menthol, licorice and dark spices build into the fleshy, voluptuous finish. All the elements are wonderfully fused together. Distinctive and bold, the 2016 has a lot to recommend. Tasted three times. Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points"
Wine Spectator - "Direct, with a pure and focused beam of cassis and bitter cherry fruit backed by lightly singed vanilla and sandalwood notes on the finish. Barrel Sample: 88-91 Points"
Decanter - "A vibrant purple colour with finessed oak on the nose and exotic black pepper and cinnamon spicing at the end of the palate. This is a wine with great impact even though the tannins are elegant and well drawn out. This year it is going up to 18 months ageing from 12 months, a reflection of the quality of the vintage. 66% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the remainder made up of Malbec and Carmenère. Barrel Sample"