Château Vieille Tour La Rose AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Red - Technical sheet

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Château Vieille Tour La Rose

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Red

Owned by the Ybert family for more than four generations and with a total surface area of some ten hectares, the estate covers three different appellations: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. They have succeeded in keeping the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru classification ever since 1987 thanks to their ever keener efforts to achieve consummate quality.

Technical sheets

  • 2010

    VINTAGE 2010

    TASTING NOTES

    A beautiful crimson red of brooding intensity. The elegant nose evocative of blackberry, black cherry and beautifully ripened Merlot is underpinned by harmonious oak and toasty notes. The palate has the creamy unctuousness typical of this exceptional terroir and crunchy tannins wrapped in velvet-smooth but fresh extract. Superb balance with a complex, lingering back-of-palate – a wine which is just begging to be tasted with veined cheese over a meal with friends.

    AGEING

    Drinking nicely from 2012 but has fine ageing potential of 5-6 years.

  • 2011

    VINTAGE 2011

    TASTING NOTES

    Crafted with passion by Daniel Ybert in this vineyard of Merlot Noir, this wine presents the richness, elegance and classicism typical of Saint Emilion. The nose is a mixture of ripe fruit with toasty notes, vanilla and a hint of leather. The chewy attack supplied the Merlot is offset by fine vivacity which imparts freshness and a creamy texture. The persistent finish is borne along by taut tannins wrapped in generous extract. Very well-balanced wine, best drunk after a few years' cellaring.

    AGEING

    Drinking nicely from 2013 but has fine ageing potential of 5-6 years.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    1* - Guide Hachette des Vins 2015

  • 2012

    VINTAGE 2012

    TASTING NOTES

    Ruby red in hue. Finely oaked, spicy bouquet with pleasant red fruit aromas. Nicely balanced, with delicate, well-integrated tannins. This wine expresses all the finesse and elegance of an outstanding terroir.

    AGEING

    Drinking nicely from 2015 but has fine ageing potential of 5-6 years.

  • 2013

    VINTAGE 2013

    TASTING NOTES

    This 2013 is a beautiful sombre hue with purple tints. The vibrant nose offers up warming aromas of dark fruit, spices and toasty notes. The same fruit and mild spice is present on the generous, powerful palate, where the Merlot provides plenty of roundness. From colour to finish, this Saint-Emilion Grand Cru excites the senses. Succulent and flavoursome, it is a faithful representative of its terroir and will be ready for drinking from 2015.

    AGEING

    Drinking nicely from 2015 but has fine ageing potential of 5-6 years.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Mention - Guide Hachette des Vins 2017