Prince de George 7 is 100% Merlot made from 35-year old vines in the parcel which is directly in front of my door.
Prince is perfect for those who don’t like too much oakiness in their red wine. As a result, it can be drunk young and pairs with many dishes.
When you taste Prince, you know what the wine-buffy term 'fruit-forward' really means - the fruit is right there, crunchy and fresh: strawberries, cherries, plums... and then a touch of oak to balance the fruit with good structure and to round the tannins. It is concentrated with a deep colour
Drink now - it should keep for up to 10 years.
Prince de George 7 2019 75cl Bottle X 6
Our oenologue, Bruno Lacoste, works with many well known châteaux on the right bank of Bordeaux and also in Spain. His view of Prince:
"A pure expression of crunchy fruitiness. Very soft and rounded tannins make a bottle that is easily approachable young. A wine that is just asking to be shared with friends.”
As a reminder, the 2018 vintage:
Guide Hachette des Vins 2022: 3 Stars (highest accolade)
"This is the first vintage from this newly created estate and what a success: it's simply a masterstroke. Intense, perfectly ripe, poised with abundant black fruit, and a hint of toast and vanilla from its ageing, this Fronsac demonstrates all the finest attributes of its appellation. We find volume and power without harshness or arrogance, a nice long finish and above all, perfect balance. "