You may have noticed that PJ Wine has some terrific pricing on their wines and spirits, especially on our emailed newsletter wines. One of the ways we secure these unbeatable prices is when we love a wine we purchase every bottle available. One prime example is Chateau Haut Segottes Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2014 from a little over a year ago. We fell in love with this traditionally styled Bordeaux, and many of you did as well, but it was a one shot deal and we sold out quickly. That is the downside to obtaining these great wines at great prices, usually you only have one chance to purchase it before it’s all gone.
Well, today you have a second chance at this wine because a new drop has arrived today. We jumped at the chance to have more of this Grand Cru Saint Emilion, which has everything you could hope for in Bordeaux and at a reasonable price as well!
Chateau Haut Ségottes is owned and operated by Danielle Meunier. Mme. Meunier, “vigneronne extraordinaire”, is the fourth generation of her family to oversee this nine hectare estate situated in the heart of the Saint Emilion appellation. Mme. Meunier’s great-grandfather purchased the estate around 1860 and had earned gold medals for his wine as early as 1912 at the Concours Agricole in Paris.
The 9 hectares Chateau Haut Segottes are all planted within the St. Emilion Grand Cru appellation. The vineyards are planted 60% to Merlot, 35% to Cabernet Franc, and 5% to Cabernet Sauvignon. The position of the vineyards within the appellation is outstanding. Parcels are found within the lieu-dits of Fortin (across from La Dominique and 300 meters from Cheval Blanc); Chauvin; and the highly regarded Plateau de Corbin. Imported by Rosenthal.
Chateau Haut Segottes Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2014
Shelf Price $35.99
Sale Price $29.97
Although the majority of the vineyards are planted to Merlot, the ultimate cuvée features a majority of Cabernet Franc. This dominance of Cabernet Franc produces a wine of considerable structure and is exceptionally age-worthy. The Cabernet Franc also adds so much to the bouquet which is bright and slightly herbal, but not green nor vegetal. Merlot shows itself in the body of the wine with its round soft mouthfeel and dark fruit notes. The dash of Cabernet Sauvignon adds some structure and grip to the wine expanding on the overall joyful experience. The oak is balanced beautifully with the fruit, and clearly shows that the winemaker knows what she is doing. Bravo!