This Château Tour de Pressac was a bit of a splurge for Christmas Eve last year. But who could resist a 2009 Bordeaux with Grand Cru Classé status? This is my kind of splurge!
Château Tour de Pressac is situated at the highest point in Saint Etienne de Lisse, just to the east of the gorgeous village of Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, France. Named after Noir de Pressac, as Malbec used to be called in St. Emilion, the Château was given “Grand Cru Classé,” after ten years of efforts and improvements to the quality of their wine-making practices and the property. In simple terms it means they are now considered “historical producers of exceptional wine” in the region of Bordeaux.
This is heaven on the nose, if you think the French countryside is heaven… But seriously, I want to know who doesn’t! This is everything a balanced wine should be: juicy, deep raisin and currant fruits, medium-to-full bodied with light pepper and spice on the back palate. Smooth, elegant and harmonious. It continues to open, unveiling more incredible flavors of cocoa and violet. Everything about this wine is right. The Bordeaux blend is 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Carmenère.
This was a delightful way to ring in Christmas, surrounded by beauty with the ones I love. Enjoy!