Les Piliers de Maison Blanche, Montagne St Emilion, France 2014

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Les Piliers de Maison Blanche, Montagne St Emilion, France 2014

18.95

This harks back to the days when Bordeaux was enjoyed for its appetising refreshment, not its point-scoring power. It’s a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot sourced from vineyards that are farmed biodynamically and the fruit tastes vibrant and vital, weightless almost, as if you are drinking it in zero gravity at the peak of the parabola. Although its aged in oak, the influence on the aromas and flavours is minimal, as is the use of sulphur, so this is a very pure, fruit-driven style, with some bright mineral coolness shining through. There’s a classical feel to it, but no austerity, because the fruit is so toothsome and it gives the impression that every berry was polished by a diamond cutter. Terrific value for such a carefully-made wine. 13% alc. Drink now-2029.


Press review:

Jancis Robinson (Tamlyn Currin): “Organic and biodynamic. A fresh peppery citrus smell that reminds me of crushed coriander seed. Elegant, tailored tannins that barely contain the fruit dancing across the mid palate. A streak of green herbs and so alive! GV for fabulously approachable bordeaux at such a decent price.” 16.5 points

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