Adventuring to France today with Saint Émilion Grand Cru. I was a bit taken back by this wine at first, as it wasn’t what I expected. The problem was I needed it right away to pair with my peanut butter bone and I didn’t let it breathe enough. This wine definitely needs to breathe for a good half hour before you attempt to drink it. Let’s just say the pairing was no longer, it was peanut butter bone and then my wine. Oh well I guess.
“Another red you say, red is my favorite, besides bubbles, bubbles top all.”
Saint Émilion Grand Cru 2014
Tasting Notes: A light red wine with light tannins; bitter finish with note of plums and cherries.
Price Point: $30-$50
Where to Buy: Local Wine Shop
Région: Bordeaux, France
Dukes Rating: A robust body with a bitter finish. It’s a perfect wine to have mid week to take the edge off.