Durandal St. Emilion Grand Cru
In Bordeaux there’s the left bank, the right bank and the bank you need to pay for all the wine as you have expensive tastes. Actually that’s not quite true because you can pick up this Grand Cru from the right side of the bank at a price to please your bank manager. Quite a savoury nose here with an earthy complexity and some charry oak, before the fruit purity lets rip on the palate. This is structured wine, built to last and complete with layers of intrigue.
Noticeably more restrained and less fruit driven than the 2008 Bordeaux Superior with a nose that leans more towards forest floor, dried spice and toasted oak complexity. The palate is less opulent but equally intense with effortless fruit power. Long and linear in nature, the precision and structure of the finish indicate medium to long term cellaring potential