Ch. Le Prieure Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe 1997

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Item No. 27931
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The soil is typical of the St. Emilion Coast, haredened limestone covered with clay at the surface. A traditional method of winemaking is used, regular plowing, precise pruning, manual harvests and fermentation with new oak barrels. Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe Acreage: 14 acres Grape Varieties: 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc Production: 2,000 cases Tasting Notes: The 1997 vintage is medium-bodied, showing remarkable strength and elegance. The color is bright ruby and the tannin is light. The nose is spicy and fruity with cherries and a medium finish. Drink now.

Learn About St-Emilion

(saint eh-meel-YOHN) Medieval Village, Modern Wine A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux...

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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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