Saint Émilion Grand Cru – ‘Vieux Château des Combes’
A full bodied and complex claret from the east-bank – 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.
Vieux Chateaux des Combes is located in Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes, just five kilometers away from the historic village of Saint-Emilion. Its name suggests some wine was produced here in the 17th century when the Benedictine abbey was built and vines were planted, scattered around the buildings, growing on little hills and valleys, known as combes.
The Chateaux today is surrounded by vineyards, copses, trees and a half-hectare pond. It has kept the calm dignity of a spot for quite contemplation that is perfect for making a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru of the highest quality.
A complex and powerful nose – fruity and spicy notes due to red fruits and Morello cherry aromas. Well balanced and sophisticated palate with silky fruit flavours of cassis and damson. Oak notes are present without over-shadowing the fruit, lending spice, cedar, and a touch of vanilla to the long and persistent finish.
Pairs with red and white meat, roasted vegetables and soft cheese.