2018 Chateau Abelyce
2018 Chateau Abelyce – “The 2018 Château Abelyce Saint-Émilion Grand Cru is a sensational showing from Amélie Aubert. Composed of 100% Merlot, this wine seems to be more impressive with each vintage, and the 2018 is the most impressive yet. This opens to fantastic aromatics of ripe black cherries and cassis, along with fresh violets, loam, minerals, dark chocolate and spices all emerging from the glass. On the palate, this possesses remarkable overall balance with a gorgeous polished frame that ends with a long finish. The 2018 is fantastic today, yet it also displays wonderful aging potential. This should provide at least a decade of drinking pleasure ahead.” 93pts International Wine Review
This wine absolutely sings at the price we can offer it to you. The Aubert family has been producing wines on the right bank of the Garonne River since 1750, and owns several châteaux throughout the region including the excellent Grand Cru Classe Chateau La Couspade. Today’s 2018 Chateau Abelyce is daughter Amelie Aubert personal project. Bought by the family in 2004 and is named after her two children, Abel and Alice. The Chateau neighbors the famous and expensive Chateau Monbousquet, Located in the Vignonet commune of the southern part of the Saint-Émilion appellation and the soils of this 6.2-acre vineyard consists of gravel and sandy clay. The gravel (known as graves in the region) allows for drainage and imparts minerals to the roots. The clay also is rich in nutrients. All this really lends finesse to the structure of the wine. Vines are 45 years age adding richness and concentration and with each vintage Amelie raises the bar. The 2018 vintage is superb for the money and will offer great drinking pleasure through 2030.
Perched on one of the many hills that make up the Bordeaux winegrowing landscape, this medieval town needs no introduction. Its winegrowing landscapes were the first in the world to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its prestigious appellation areas cover 7,500 hectares (18,530 acres) of very different soil types and terroirs. The diversity and abundance of its wines make up an infinitely nuanced picture that is one of the main masterpieces of a region that has so many great vineyards. Saint-Émilion, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, Lussac Saint-Émilion and Puisseguin Saint-Émilion. Four AOCs and so many words that describe the delight of the senses, unique circumstances and the sharing that are unforgettable memories for so many people.