About: The 2015 Château Saint Georges St.-Georges-St.-Émilion reflects the preeminence of the outstanding 2015 vintage in St. Émilion and throughout Bordeaux’s Right Bank. Deep, rich and powerful, the 2015 Château Saint Georges will undoubtedly be one of this eminent château’s long-lived classics, but one need not wait a decade to enjoy this superb offering. Well-balanced with silky tannins and plenty of stuffing in the form of red and black fruits, one should not be afraid to enjoy this beauty now after an hour or more of aeration. With time to breathe, classic notes of blackberry, cassis, plum and cedar emerge to tantalize the nose and charm the palate. Although rich and already rewarding, the 2015 Château Saint Georges St.-Georges-St.-Émilion is still in its infancy. In an ideal world, one has a bottle of this wine in a decanter ready to serve this evening and a case in the cellar to enjoy over the next decade or two. A Vôtre Santé!
Food Pairing: The ripe and powerful 2015 Château Saint Georges St.-Georges-St.-Émilion begs for a fine feast, or at the very least the best cuts of beef or lamb or a host of France’s most celebrated cheeses. Bordeaux’s signature dish, Entrecôte à la Bordelaise, a perfectly cooked rib-eye steak served with a red wine and shallot reduction, provides the classic accompaniment to this wine. Duck Confit with frites double fried in duck fat offers another outstanding companion to Château Saint Georges’ 2015 St.-Georges-St.-Émilion. Rack of lamb served with potatoes au gratin and sautéed baby carrots provides yet another classic dish to pair with this delicious red. Roast squab with a medley of vegetables and caramelized onions makes our mouths water, too. For those seeking simplicity, France’s Comté cheese gets our nod. It is also proprietor Georges Desbois’ favorite cheese to serve with his wine. Bon Appétit!