Château Vieux Taillefer stands out as one of Saint-Emilion’s most unique estates. They do not employ outside winemaking consultants, and they don’t make ‘first’ or ‘second’ wines, only different cuvées that focus on terroir expression.
The benevolence of the vintage simply can’t be denied here, as it takes everything we like about this wine and turns it up a few notches.
We are delighted in the supple, immediate joys of the straight ‘Château Falfas’ cuvée, which comes from the virtually perfect 2016 vintage. Its linear, velvety red-fruit profile reminds us of wines from another like-minded right-bank estate, Château Le Puy. It is a remarkable value.
Les Saisons de Bourgneuf is more than just a great value: it's proof both that the region's reputation is built on solid ground and that the locals are not resting on their laurels.