Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Vertical Tasting of St Supery Elu shows Vintage Distinction and Style Evolution

Just tasted through the 2005 to 2010 St Supery Elu (red meritage) vintages, led by winemaker Michael Scholz. He did not make the 2005, 2006 vintages and finished 2007, 2008, but these wines are unique and really are reflective of vintage character. Blended to the style of those vintages, there is a difference in the cepage from year to year, plus oak treatment has changed. 2005, 2006 included the use of American oak, but the winery is now exclusive to French oak.  The 2008, 2010 and especially the 2009, are the vintages to really find. 2005 was very interesting if you can find some.

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