Chateau Belles-Cimes, Saint-Emilion 2015
The Belles-Cimes sucks you in with its beguiling Merlot fruit lift, exquisite like a soprano solo, but then floors you with a devastatingly serious palate of full-bodied tannin power. This is the second wine of Grand Cru producer Château Coutet. 15 years of cellar potential but all fired up and ready to drink now.
Variety: Merlot/Cabernet Franc, 50/50%.
Drinking window: Now to 2035
Closure: Natural cork