Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Château Patris Saint Émilion Grand Cru 2009 Bordeaux

Château Patris Saint Émilion Grand Cru 2009 Bordeaux, $32.84-$36.49, 92 points, appears as crushed black fruit, opaque at the core trending black currant red with a clear rim.
Picture yourself on the beach with a cedar sawmill cutting boards and making mulch just behind you; that is the aroma of this wine: sea breeze and cedar!
A not too tart cranberry/pomegranate with a juicy perfumed red and black berry flavor profile build on an acidic, mouth puckering tannin, and a medium-plus body; however with some air there is a transition to plum notes.
The finish carries the palate deep into an ascending spicy conclusion with hints of mint and anise.


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1 comment:

  1. I just want to warn my readers that I have developed a bias toward these Bordeaux red wines, but in defense of that all I can say is that tasting them side-by-side with most other wines enhances their complexity and overall balance allowing for a less than easy-going drinkability that is often found in a very good Cali Cabernet Sauvignon. The dilemma for me is to rightly judge them against each other (Bordeaux to Bordeaux), and my own predilection toward focused and spicy wines(Saint Émilion being a good example), but you may want to keep in mind that my highest scoring wines are still two Australian Shiraz wines.
    Just a couple of thoughts to consider when taking my judgment on a wine, and I hope that makes some kind of sense as well:-)