94 Point Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé: 2019 Chateau De Pressac Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé

“So attractive now, but much better in 2025 and onwards.” Those words by James Suckling are what we love to hear about a wine that will be hard to resist opening as soon as it gets in our hands. It means that those of us who may be impatient to open a bottle of Saint-Emilion Grand Cru don’t have to wait to enjoy it. 

Along with giving us permission to open the 2019 Château de Pressac Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classénow, Suckling also graced it with94 points. Pressac’s 103 acres occupy a beautifulterroir composed of limestone and clay soils planted with all the great Bordeaux queens. The vineyard, located in Saint Etienne de Lisse, is a close neighbor to Valandraud, Château Faugeres, and Château Fleur Cardinale and it’s just 4 miles away from Château Ausone, one of the finest and most popular Châteaux in the world. 

In 1997, Jean Francois Quentin purchased the ancient estate that dates back to medieval times, when this property was first functioning as a fortress. Hetransformed and modernized the cellar, and pushed for continuous improvement of the wines coming from the cellar. He also serves as the President of the Union of Saint Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac, and the President of the St. Emilion Wine Council. 

With the guiding hand of this Saint-Emilion rockstar,Pressac was promoted to Grand Cru in 2012, but Quentin didn’t rest on those laurels once they came. As part of his continual care for the vineyards and the cellar, he ensures sustainable practices in both, andPressac recently certified with HEV level 3.

This flagship wine from Pressac is classic Saint Emilion, a blend of 72 % Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec, 2% Carmenère, 2% Petit Verdot.Year after year, Château de Pressac delivers an extraordinary wine, and 2019 was no exception.

Along with 93 points, Falstaff praises this “juicy, complex wine” that has “definite developmental potential.” VertdeVin agrees with Falstaff’s 93 points, and speaks of the wine’s nose is “aromatic, elegant, and racy and offers power” and Decanter loves its “very concentrated yet fresh palate, with firm tannins.”

We love this wine so much that we chose to directly import this Bordeaux, and that allows us to give you anincredible price on this Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classified. It’sover 35% off andone of the best values on an excellent 2019 classified Bordeaux we’ve seen so far

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