Arnaud Lambert - 2015 St. Cyr en Bourg, Montee des Roches, Rouge
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Tasting Notes: This wine is comes from a clay and sediment rich topsoil set on the pure white limestone bedrock on one of Saumur-Champigny's coolest microclimates, St.-Cyr. The wine matches clearly its terroir with an immediately full mouthfeel brought on by the clay soils, followed by a straight, slightly tangy acidic finish from its rocky underbelly. The wine starts with rich dark earth and forest floor, spare in fruit and evolves into a perfectly supple and finely textured Cabernet Franc.
Further time in the glass, the darker fruits make way for a streak of red fruit in the center of the wine, giving lift to its seemingly trim, heavyweight body. It's a crowd pleaser with a clear terroir imprint. There's no doubt it's age-worthy, but the problem will be keeping your hands off of your stash long enough to allow it to evolve more in the bottle.