Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Château Picard 2005, Saint-Estèphe: A genuine value gem

At £14.95 you'll find it hard to beat Château Picard, 2005, Saint-Estèphe from the UK's Wine Society, for sheer value.

Yes it's still very young, but it is undoubtedly developing wonderfully.

Spicy, with dark berry character and classic Saint-Estèphe minerality, it's also deliciously fruity with a long finish.

The Wine Society describes it thus:

"Still young and spicy on the nose, with marked freshness from majority cabernet, this is broachable now if decanted but will probably start to show at its best after another two or three years in bottle. 2010–2022."

It's clearly exceptional value, given the quality of the year. Highly recomended. 

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