Chateau St Georges Cote Pavie - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2012
A family château for nearly 150 years, the Saint-Georges Château was purchased in 1873 by Jules Charoulet. First a wine merchant and trader in Charleville he settled in Saint-Emilion following the Franco-Prussian War, where he purchased the Clos La Madeleine and Saint-Georges Côte Pavie. Passing down the family traditions, Philippe Masson (great-great-grandson of Jules) now runs the Château and continues to bring new ideas and forge new traditions. These vines are 30+ years old.
The 2016 Côte Pavie has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and offers up pure, expressive black cherries, wild blueberries and kirsch scents with touches of menthol, cloves, cedar chest and lilacs. Full-bodied and packed with vibrant, energetic black fruits, it has a firm line of ripe, velvety tannins and bold freshness, finishing very long. 93 pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, WA.
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc.