2012 Grand Cru Saint Emilion Lea & Sandeman

Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Saint Emilion & Satellites
Village Saint Emilion
Classification Grand Cru

Jean-Philippe is on song here. Rich round and lively, ripe fat and full, with black fruit and a mildly confit edge. pure. Good juice, and enough constitution to be fat and generous. Very long. Rating: 91-91 L&S (Apr 2013)

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