This Montagne St Emilion consistently delivers quality and complexity beyond its classification. This wine has reigned as a perennial Goedhuis favourite for years, and the charming 2014 vintage is one of its most elegant expressions. It has floral notes, a medium body, fine crunchy tannins and an excellent length.
Arguably Montagne St Emilion’s most sought after property with just a small stream dividing their vineyards and the Grand Cru Classe of St Emilion and the vineyards of Petrus, Gazin and VCC in their sites. This 27 ha estate has made a beautiful merlot based wine (65%) in 2014 Bright ruby, brick red colour, with striking aromas of plums and fresh red cherries. In the palate it is open with appealing plush red fruits , the tannins are soft and succulent, the wine is nicely forward, ideal for immediate drinking.
This is a small, well-respected right bank estate in Montagne St Emilion is owned by the Amart family. Vines here average about 40 years old, and are planted on clay-limestone soils: 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, for a classic right bank balance.
The satellite commune of Montagne St Emilion is the largest appellation of St Emilion in Bordeaux, strewn with limestone and clay hillside vineyards and limestone plateaus. Of all the satellite communes, Montage St Emilion produces some of the deepest and richest wines which are often great value as these wines can be as good as Grand Cru St Emilion. Predominantly Merlot based, this red-wine only AOC traditionally also uses a collection of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon but Malbec and Carmenere are allowed as well.