Chateau de la Cour Saint-Emilion 2011
This Saint-Emilion is all about finesse and fruit. Intense red color. Fruity aroma, intensified with notes of red fruits and forest fruits. In the mouth, the wine is round and gorgeous—first smooth and enjoyable, followed by a subtle, aromatic aftertaste, and finishing with fine tannins. Whatever your tastes, you will find this to be a thoroughly enjoyable wine, whether you drink it now or decide to put it in the cellar.
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. Chateau de la Cour is an attractive, little 22-acre estate, recently restored and situated in the lower part of Saint-Emilion in Vignonet. Hugues Delacour originally came from Picardy and arrived at the estate in 1994 at the age of 23, having studied in Bordeaux and the Cotes du Rhone. Through his talent and his love of vines, he was able to transform the old vineyard, then called Chateau La Rouchonne, into a prestigious estate under the new name of Chateau de la Cour. The name was chosen to honor the knight named "de la Cour," a landowner and family ancestor who served King Charles IX.