Chateau La Couronne 2014
Complex aromas of cassis, blackberry, bay leaf, black olive, tobacco and cedar wood. Long, smooth start. Juicy and well-structured mid-palate, harmoniously integrated tannins. Elegant, intense finish, ending with mild cassis and pepper aromas. Enjoy with roast duck with olive butter, fillet of beef in batter, rack of lamb with polenta, game dishes, specially selected cheeses.
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. Estate bottled and produced by Mahler-Besse. Present in Saint-Emilion since the early 20th century after their purchase of the Cheval Noir estate. Mahler-Besse increased their vineyard holdings in this appellation when they bought Chateau La Couronne in 1992. Mahler-Besse have made all the necessary investments to produce a great wine: new cellars and truncated-cone-shaped vats unique in the appellation. Yields at Chateau La Couronne are quite low and the wine is kepts on the skins for a long time. It is very fruity and technologically flawless—a very attractive wine. It's elegant, well-integrated oak and finesse make La Couronne very enjoyable in its youth.