Château Villemaurine 2019
• Domaine: Château Villemaurine
• Appellation: Saint-Émilion
• Classification: Grand Cru Classé
• Origin: Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar
"The 2019 Villemaurine has a well defined, slightly earthy, more introspective bouquet than its peers, a distinctive marine scent emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins, a judicious sprinkling of cracked black pepper and quite a structured and persistent finish that bodes well for the future. This is very promising. Tasted three times." - Neal Martin, vinous.com, (November, 2019), Raring: 93-95, Drink: 2024-2045
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Villemaurine explodes from the glass with powerful notes of stewed plums, Black Forest cake and blackberry preserves with underlying hints of Chinese five spice, violets, espresso and cardamom with a waft of sandalwood. Full-bodied, rich, ripe and oh-so-decadent in the mouth, the palate is jam-packed with black fruit preserves, framed by velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long with layers of opulent exotic spices." - Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (6/17/2020, Bordeaux 2019 Issue),Ratings: 93-95
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