Red Wine - 2011 Château Villemaurine Grand Cru, Saint Emilion, France

Over the last four or five years, this property has risen from one of the most disappointing grand cru classes of St.-Emilion to one of the best. The strong, positive, authoritative 2011 exhibits an opaque blue/purple color along with copious aromas of blueberries, black raspberries, graphite and crushed chalk. Ripe and sweet on the entry, it offers an attractive attack, a solidly rich mid-palate and a light to moderately tannic finish. One of the more complete wines to be found in this vintage, this medium-bodied wine will evolve further especially over the next 2-3 years of cellaring, and should drink well over the following 15 years.