CHÂTEAU BRUN-DESPAGNE, Génissac
This 10-ha property, situated a few minutes away from the vineyards of Saint-Emilion is predominantly planted with Merlot (90%). Some of the vines are over 75 years old.
Brun-Despagne Héritage is one of those rare Bordeaux at the generic level in that it really over-delivers on price/quality ratio. Strict fruit selection and hand harvesting from low-yielding old vines are practices more commonly encountered at classed growth level and the rigorous quality control bears dividends here. Matured in oak barrels for 18 months, this is packed with silky plum and blackberry fruit and has a surprisingly dense and well structured finish.