I loved the cellar at Clos des Menuts because it had all of these lovely (and some quite funny) carvings in the wall and also they had a fab and totally over the top stained glass window. I liked the complete pointlessness of it all. It’s fab and unecessary.
Clos des Menuts
St Emilion Grand Cru, 2008
A light colour, with a slight tawny ring from the aging. It was fruity and sweet with something like a light marzipan hint on the nose, which I thought was lovely.
The flavours in the mouth had an overwhelming blackberry flavour and was easy drinking and mellow. It is at the perfect age to drink right now – the tannins have mellowed out beautifully but there is still a pleasing astringency in the mouth and slight drying on the back of the mouth.
The afternose has a whiff of black cherry about it and also slightly vegetal aromas. It was the most well balanced and interesting of the red wines that we tasted in St Emilion. Lovely.