Chateau de Pressac 2008
This polished red offers black cherry, graphite, anise and tobacco flavors, nicely harmonious over light, firm tannins, with fresh acidity and a spicy finish. Slim but well-balanced, this is focused and expressive. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere and Malbec. - WS
Chateau de Pressac has a long and rich history and is perhaps most famous for when it served as the location for the treaty signing after the battle of Castillon that put an end to the Hundred Years War in 1453. This historical estate, a grand cru classé of the world-renowned and appellation of Saint Emilion, rises above the hillock—called a “tertre,” locally—situated at Saint Etienne de Lisse, to the east of the region, facing south. The property covers 40 hectares in a single, continuous block, of which 36 hectares are planted in vines. The vines of the château are established on the limestone plateau of Saint Emilion, rising 80 metres above the level of the Dordogne River.