Saint-Emilion Grand Cru


Frederic Leydet's vines for this wine are just near the border of Cheval Blanc, sharing a similar soil distinguished by its iron content. The iron in the soil is particularly good for growing Cabernet Franc, and it's the reason the Leydet works with a rather high percentage of it in comparison to others in the appellation. The final blend is 81% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc for the 2019 vintage. Leydet always makes the wines without any racking, fining, or filtration, giving a super classic Bordeaux. The winery is certified organic. 

91-93+ points
"Deep garnet-purple colored, it springs from the glass with vibrant Morello cherries, wild blueberries & warm plums scents plus suggestions of cinnamon toast, wild thyme, fra- grant earth & pencil lead. Full-bodied, the decadently fruit- ed palate is not at all heavy thanks to the bright, crunchy red & black fruit flavors, framed by finely grained tannins & seamless freshness, finishing long & spicy."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown,
Wine Advocate
91 points
"Vivid purple hue as well as a pretty, elegant, medium-bodied style that’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate. Notes of black raspberries, red plums, cedary spice, & violets define the nose, & it has good acidity, not a huge amount of flesh or concentra- tion, good balance, & solid length on the finish. It’s a pretty, elegant, high quality wine to enjoy on release & over the following 10-12 years."
Jeb Dunnuck,
92 points
"Fragrant, fruity nose of lavender, raspberries, cranberries, currants & sweet spices. It’s medium-bodied with firm, silky tannins. Juicy & supple with a fresh, delicious finish. Some chocolate & praline notes come through."
James Suckling,

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