2018 Château Pindefleurs, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Critic score
90.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£21.88
Case, 12 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£262.56

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 Château Pindefleurs, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

TASTING NOTES

A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Pindefleurs is a little mute to begin, unfurling to reveal notes of crushed black cherries, fresh red and black plums and boysenberries with touches of fried herbs, tilled soil and mossy bark. Medium-bodied, elegantly played and refreshing in the mouth, it has an approachable, chewy frame and loads of lively red fruit and herbal sparks on the finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)
(89—91)/100

There's lovely sweetness to the fruit here, softening the concentration and grip. It has fresh acids and a sense of vibrancy. A good quality wine, not quite as generous as some in the vintage and is more serious, particularly within the grand cru category. On gravel and clay-limestone soils.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2019)
(89)/100

A tight and fresh red with dark-berry, walnut and chocolate character. Medium body. Juicy finish.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)
(91—92)/100

The 2018 Pindefleurs is a very pretty wine that brings together the generous personality of the vintage and a mid-weight sense of structure. Understated and beautifully persistent in the glass, Pindefleurs has a lot to offer. Silky, polished tannins give the 2018 energy and vibrancy to back up the inky blue/purplish berry fruit. Hints of lavender, spice and mint add perfume to this super-appealing, mid-weight Saint-Émilion. Tasted two times.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2019)
(90—93)/100