Deep purple color. Bright, spicy, toasty aromas of mocha, roasted nuts, berry tart, and chocolate orange peels with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length dried cherries, toasted cedar, spice, and earth finish with well-integrated, silky tannins and moderate oak. A nicely oaked saint Emilion.
Pomerol and St. Emilion are the two premier Bordeaux appellations on the other (right) side of the rivers from the city of Bordeaux and the glamour appellations of the Medoc; hence the term, "Right Bank." The wines are quite different from those in the Medoc; the weather and soil vary significantly, and the primary grapes used in the region are the softer merlot and cabernet franc varieties, as opposed to the firm and tannic cabernet sauvignon of the Medoc. This makes for wines that are often much more attractive in youth; however, this doesn't mean these wines lack the ability to age.