Chateau Saint-Arnaud Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 1993
Left breathing for 1 hour.
Colour: Tawny, clear core.
Nose: Initially closed up, showing cured meat, leather, touch of black fruits. After an hour, the nose opened up, with aromas of plums, liquorice, cherries, and a faint hint of vanilla.
Palate: Dry, medium+ acidity, fine grainy tannins, plums, sour cherries, touch of old wood.
Finish: Short to medium finish, sour cherries and touch of oak.
Always interesting diving into older wines, 1993 isn’t a good vintage for Saint-Emilion, and this wine is showing that. Definitely past it’s prime, the nose is what you expect from old Bordeaux, the palate falls short on the simple side.