Clos de la Cure Grand Cru St Emilion Bordeaux France is a lovely example of good value quality wine from St Emilion at this level with ripe fruit from the warm vintage that has retained some tannin so it is well balanced. A portion of the vines are situated on the Saint Christophe des Bardes plateau and the rest are situated on the plateau of Saint Etienne de Lisse, covering a total area of 7.5 hectares. The vines are 25-30 years old and the grapes are harvested both by hand and machine, yielding 35-40 hl per hectare. Fermentation takes place in tank followed by maturation for 12 – 15 months in new barrels and it has aging potential for between 10 – 15 years.
Ruth says ” Full bodied, ripe blackcurrant and chocolate, silky tannins, firm acidity.”