Château de Brens
AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Red
A blend in which Merlot predominates, typical of the wines around Libourne, this 2010 is an impressive wine bearing the hallmarks of great craftsmanship in the art of barrel-ageing. A beautiful, sustained ruby red with dark purple tints. On the nose, discreet oak, vanilla and liquorice aromas mingle with black berried fruit. The front-of-palate is elegant and big on extract, full-bodied with a strong tannic structure and well-integrated oak. Any remaining sceptics will be won over by the long, aromatic finish of fruit and spice.
A wine with character which is ready for drinking now but can be laid down for another 3-5 years and then enjoyed with an informal meal.
Château de Brens 2011 is a beautiful garnet red, slightly brick-tinted at the rim. The complex nose offers elegant notes of vibrant, red fruit, wild strawberry and blackcurrant, accompanied by spicy, earthy aromas and tobacco; a smooth, beguiling wine. Harmonious at the attack, with fine, crunchy and well-integrated tannins. The palate is elegant with a dense finish. The result of a this vintage, this wine has all the richness, elegance and complexity typical of this prestigious appellation.
To drink from 2015. It will be even better after a few years' cellaring.