2012 Chateau Guadet Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe
Family owned for over six generations, this tiny domaine situated on the the limestone plateau of Saint Emilion is currently run by the Lignac family and farmed certified organic since 2010 (and biodynamic since 2014!). The 2012 is dense, powerful and ample in style, with notes of red berry, rhubarb, plum and spice. The palate boasts superb intensity and personality, with mouthwatering acidic balance and medium tannic structure. The style is dark and winter-like, with some angularity, yet there is plenty of nuance throughout, much of that provided by the inclusion of 20% Cabernet Franc. Simply a delicious, holiday food wine par excellence!