Baron Edmond de Rothschild Les Laurets 2014
Appellation: Puisseguin Saint-Émilion
Grape: 100% Merlot
Text: Christopher Ng
The weather is getting cool, to find a wine for this season, a bottle of 100% Merlot popped up in my mind immediately. The plum, blackberry and cherry flavours together with balanced acidity and ample tannin, just like the voice of Nat King Cole, will make you feel warm.
Baron Edmond de Rothschild purchased Château des Laurets, which is located in Saint-Émilion satellite appellation Puisseguin Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux in 2003. Of the 95 hectares that make up the property, 49 hectares are planted red grapes. 4 hectares were chosen from the best merlot plots to produce Baron Edmond de Rothschild Les Laurets, top wine of the estate. The grapes were hand-picked from this clay-limestone vineyard, and aged for 18 months in oak barrels.
The wine displays aroma of ripe fruits, such as red berries and black cherry, layers of spices with earthy finish. It's rich and round on the palate, finesse, and full of characters. The bittersweet and soft tannin is approachable, which means it's time to enjoy.