We featured this impeccable Premier Grand Cru Classe St. Emilion in a flight of red Bordeaux recently. And while it was indeed the most expensive of the five wines, it was also the best. Showing its full breadth of breed and place, the luscious, soft texture revealed red fruited flavors, particularly dark plum, with a remarkable brightness given its 10 years of age. Regarding place, it also offered classic Bordeaux characteristics of tobacco, cedar and a touch of pencil lead to go along with a subtle spice. It is wines like these that originally put Bordeaux on the map as the region of legendary, age-worthy wines it is known to be today. Yet, unlike so many wines we see from the region these days, it is worth every penny of its $123 price tag!