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From a superb vintage for this bank of the Gironde, the 1998 is drinking great now. Predominantly Merlot with Cabernet Franc, give it an hour or more in the decanter and the wine will open up gloriously for you.
—Clark Z. Terry
|Blend:||95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc|
|Appellation:||Lussac Saint Émilion|
|Producer:||Château de Bellevue|
|Vineyard:||40 years, 9.5 ha|
A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!
Inspiring Thirst, page 117