Vieux Château Négrit 2019 'An impressive, reliable high-end dinner party red'
Vieux Château Négrit Montagne Saint-Emilion 2019
A classic Bordeaux from the St Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. It's a regimented blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. The vines are some 30 years old and the wines ferment on the skins for some four weeks. The best lots are then bottled and those bottles deliver a style redolent of the elegant old-world class of Saint Emilion.
There are bright currant notes with a touch of smoke. But in essence if you're looking to spend a little more for a dinner-party this is a reliable champion. Impressive, sophisticated and worth dressing up for.