2009 Melka Majestique
Le Chatelet Vineyard
St. Emilion Grand Cru

60% Merlot
40% Cabernet franc
100% barrel fermented

This vineyard located right next to downtown Saint Emilion is one of the most charming places on earth and produces wines of incredible depth.  2009 has become the most acclaimed vintage in the last 50+ years.  The nose is pure raspberry and cherry confiture intermixed with rock, licorice, fennel and a subtlety of wood.  This wine of sheer density and richness, boasts good vibrancy, viscosity and seamlessly integrated tannins.  It is a very well structured wine that will benefit from a bit of cellaring and can be enjoyed over the following 25+ years. 

 

Production: 120 cases of 750ml
Bottling: July 2010
Aging: 20 months in 59 gallon barrels, 75% new oak
Release: May1, 2012
Suggested Retail: $145.00